Sunday 12 July 2015

THE DANCZUKs - Are they representative of our political class

I'm not sure who is more popular (or should that be infamous) between Simon Danczuk or his (estranged / ex) wife Karen. 

Karen is very pleasing on the eye. Her twitter feed is heaven for dignified perverts. Her handle allows you feel good about yourself. After all the owner of the awesome cleavage is 100% ok with the  leering. 

Perhaps of less interest to many is Karen's previous role as a Councillor, she is only 31, she is a mother, used to be a businesswoman and looking to make a bigger name and possibly more money for herself via the media celebrity route. Good for her. What is of interest to me though is her role as a councillor although her term appears to have ended in May 2015. 

According to this authoritative website ,"Councillors are elected to the local council to represent their local community, so they must either live or work in the area. Becoming a councillor is both a rewarding and privileged form of public service. You will be in a position to make a difference to the quality of other people's daily lives and prospects"

Going by what has been revealed in the media recently, was Karen ever a fit and proper person to be a councillor? Should she ever have been allowed by a political party to put herself forward as a representative of other people? Someone who makes decisions to influence other peoples lives? 

Take a look at her rap sheet 

1) She had an affair with a married Simon Danczuk when she was 23 and he was 40

2) She made allegations of physical harm against her boy friend / partner / husband and later withdrew the allegations 

3) She decided the best way to gain public acceptance is not to do a great job as the representative of the people who elected her but to display her private parts in public 

4) Finally for me and the reason why I decided to write this article, she has played her part in turning her breakup with her husband into an undignified circus 

Now to Simon. a 40 something year old bloke pulling a twenty something barely out of her teens. Gimme some of that please. But guess what it often times end in disaster. You are 50, your plumbing stops working, she's 30, in her prime, looking to enjoy the best times of her sexual life and you are spent. RECIPE FOR DISASTER. BIG ONE 

Mr Danczuk is potentially one of 650 people at this moment who can be the Prime Minister of this country. Realistically he will never be prime minster except his Rochdale constituency decide to form a republic of their own. Even then, I suspect there will be a palace coup to ensure a more representative member of the community is 'elected' as Leader. 

Commendably Simon Danczuk has played a part in highlighting / uncovering historical abuse issues. This is something positive and well done to him. However his recent behaviour at his breakup with Karen suggests to me that Simon like is wife, is not a fit and proper person to 'rule' over us. His conduct over the break up denigrates everything about his office and if any of the accusations / allegations before the breakup are to be believed he is even more unqualified. 

Do the Danczuks understand the meaning of dignity? As people who appeared to be educated, do they understand you can say a lot with  grace without saying too much? Is this all about money for ridiculous facts about who cheated on who? How would you feel if your kids grow up and turn against both of you or either of you for the steps you have taken so far?

Fortunately I dont leave in Rochdale. But I'm ashamed the Danczuks are part of the elected political elites in a country where I live and pay my taxes. The party leadership that has put these people  forward for elections should cover its self with sack clothes, weep and apologise to the people of Rochdale for inflicting the Danczuks on them. If the Danczuks cannot manage their own personal affairs, they have absolutely no business managing the affairs of the public. 

Karen if you are really trying to make a right fist of this media celebrity malarkey, you must get yourself a wikipedia page. Your agent might need a rocket up his backside

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