In this country you are theoretically innocent until proven guilty so there isn’t any technical reason why Craig can’t stand in the election and as the nomination deadline for putting up a candidate has passed, the Conservatives can’t just put up someone else, so his name will appear on the ballot paper.
Whether people will vote for someone facing criminal charges for election fraud is another matter altogether, and I suppose if he gets found guilty he would have to stand down anyway.
If you are a betting type it may be worth having a little flutter on Labour or UKIP in case the odds change, see https://www.oddschecker.com/politics/british-politics/south-thanet/winning-party
MPs in the clink isn’t entirely new here in South Thanet, I bet Nigel Farage wishes he had stood here this time.
I may having another go at getting him to reply to me, perhaps now this issue has passed through this particular hoop he may have time to reply to constituents, perhaps he was worried that his view on Manston may have impacted on the way people vote and he may not be so worried now.
Staying wiht the same theme of the last two posts, pictures from St George's Church Tower.
My own view here is that while I don’t particularly mind my MP fighting to cut out the cancer of bent and twisted journalism in our country with the simple sword of truth, as long as it doesn’t interfere with basic stuff like replying to constituents, it really does annoy me when my MP ignores his constituents, see http://thanetonline.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/thanet-south-labour-and-conservative.html
I think most local people would agree that Jonathan Aitkin was an excellent local mp who didn’t let his Jonathan of Arabia hobby interfere with being a good constituency MP.
As far as the law goes, well we have had a bit of an odd time with it in Ramsgate recently, we have just lost one of the best and lowest trouble pubs in the town because the police asked the council to withdraw its licence.
Now the cps announcing they are going to prosecute one of our election candidates just before the election, when it is too late for the candidate to pull out and the announcement is bound to affect the election result.
Here is the link to the books that went out in the bookshop today
Here is the link to this evening's out and about in Ramsgate photos
With summer reading coming on, here is the link to the paperback fiction in the bookshop, it should mostly be cheaper than you can buy it or download it online