How does a Labour PPC spend their time on a Saturday afternoon?
Well I am sure that those who are dedicated to serving the communities they hope to represent are busy putting together election strategies for their constituencies, out pushing leaflets perhaps, holding meetings, talking to potential voters, or even doing normal stuff like taking in a football match….
Not if your Alex Hilton it seems, the Labour hopeful in Chelsea and Fulham. (I say hopeful as it seems that Alex still has to write his first words on his candidate blog, sitting there empty since October last year).
No, Alex it seems is more into plotting and scheming on a Saturday afternoon, and I presume most other times as well, if his history is anything to go by.
It appears that rather than be open and honest about what he stands for, or talking to his ‘voters’ about policies, Alex is planning to steal the entire Albion Alliance candidate pledge database for a new project he has in mind.
In an email to developers at MySociety.com he says:
I have a project I want to build using this data to try to break down people’s personal ties to political parties where they are based on preconceptions rather than actual knowledge of the candidates.
So Alex, rather than building trust in politicians, is hell bent on destroying any trust. What kind of PPC is that? And rather than ask to use the information in The Albion Alliance database, Alex is planning to just steal it. What kind of PPC is into planning potentially criminal activities?
But what a massive, outdated left wing biased chip he sports when referring to the Albion Alliance:
Some nationalist fundamentalists have about 1700 candidates listed on their site, which would be a good first step for scraping http://albionalliance.org.uk/
Plus they’re xenophobes so i don’t mind stealing the data they took so much effot to compile.
Hmm, can’t spell either. But what kind of PPC is he? Someone who would rather destroy the democratic will of the people by using such stupid labels can only be laughed at and mocked. The looney left is certainly still in circulation, although we think Alex just might still be a little miffed that we accused him of obfuscation over his reply to our letter inviting him to sign the Albion Alliance pledge.
This is a man whose naked hatred of democracy and the desire of the people to have their say on the EU in a referendum, whether it be yes or no, in a strictly neutral fashion as The Albion Alliance is promoting, appears to be driving him to take ever more irresponsible actions, ever closer to illegality. Indeed one has to ask what is he likely planning to steal next? A Government database?, a child protection database perhaps? Is this really the kind of man anyone in Chelsea & Fulham want as their MP?
Poor Alex, I am almost beginning to feel sorry for him, as I heard today that while he has been planning and plotting to rip off someone else’s hard work, he apparently hasn’t been taking care of the details of his own site, Recess Monkey.
recessmonkey.com has now been co-opted to serving the musical outpourings of Recess Monkey “the acclaimed children’s music band from Seattle, WA!” . Devils Kitchen has the details.
Alex, all I can say is its hard work that gets results, not theft, but if you really really want to be so lazy as to steal our stuff, knock yourself out, but remember Alex, don’t steal, the government doesn’t like the competition!!
Now, as a final word we did notice that you also said:
I’f I could acquire a few thousand in sponsorship money, who would be up for it?
Our Albion Alliance developer wants to know how many thousands you talking about? For the right price he might even be willing to organise something for you. Oh the Irony….
p.s. To the Admins and Developers at MySociety.
The Albion Alliance would be more than happy in working with you in keeping respective databases of candidates and their contact details up to date so long as it serves the purpose of keeping the public informed in a truly democratic fashion. However, we, and we hope you, will distance yourselves from the kind of anti-democratic, misleading and subversive projects that are being suggested and have been undertaken in the past by the politically derelict Alex Hilton.