Neil Davidson shows his talent for PR and Strategy once more..

I’ve only had brief yet caustic conversation with Mr Davidson, and his Cricket website (see Beestonia passim) , and he made it clear he doesn’t want to talk to me (you),  thus its nice to see he retains his redoubtable  skillz of communication when talking to people who have significantly more influence than those who aren’t worthy of  his  amazing PR talents:

(all further communication is unedited..over to you Mr Davidson/Mr Watts)

Dear David(Watts),

I am Anna Soubry’s Campaign Manager and it is with some disappointment that
we have to write to you. Anna has always considered that personal relations
between her and yourself have been generally good, despite obvious political
differences. However, we have to take issue with the contents of your recent
email newsletter dated 26th April, in particular the following:

> ‘ 7. Visit of Harriet Harman

> Labour have had a visit from the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party,
> Harriet Harman. I wouldn’t normally mention this except that another
> party has told a local paper that they shouldn’t report it. The paper
> (quite
> properly) won’t
> tell us who objected, but I know it wasn’t us and I’m pretty sure it
> wouldn’t have been Labour, so that only leaves one prime candidate.
> II think
> that this behaviour is appalling. The free press are a really
> important part of the UK, and a safeguard for our democracy, and no
> political party should ever try and restrict that.’

There is no truth in these assertions and you will recall the support Anna
gave to you both privately and publicly when you were wrongly accused
(arguably libeled) by Nick Palmer.

The above comments, unfortunately fall into the same category. We have no
desire to instruct solicitors but will not hesitate to do so unless the
record is put straight publicly in agreed terms and an apology is received
for the damage done to Anna’s reputation, notably the assertion that Anna
has been in some way involved in trying to restrict the freedom of a
newspaper and elsewhere, that she is somehow paranoid.

In addition, at the hustings on Sunday, you said quite forcibly that the
Tories did not attend Broxtowe planning meetings. Find attached
the attendance figures for the Broxtowe Development Control group
which are a matter of public record, which demonstrate that you were totally
misleading in your assertion. We would ask you to also correct this
statement publicly.

Best wishes,

Neil Davidson.
Dear Neil

Thank you for your email but please do not be so silly. I have not named
Anna, you or the Conservative party in any way in my email. In fact I made
it abundantly clear that I did not know who had complained and therefore you
will know fully that this is not libellous. Given that the Tory party very
clearly libelled my colleague Ken Rigby in the run up to last years County
Council elections, which you failed to apologise for or put right in any way
whatsoever, it grates a bit to hear you cry wolf now. I have reported what I
was told, fairly and accurately. I would have thought you would applaud
this. Isn’t it the job of an MP to keep constituents informed as to what is
going on in their constituency?

With regard to the second issue you raise, I never mentioned the Development
Control Committee. If the Tory Party and their candidate really do not know
which committee even deals with the core strategy on Broxtowe Borough
Council then you are hardly equipped to represent the people of Broxtowe. It
may though explain why your members consistently fail to attend.

Yours sincerely

David Watts

Smell of desperation? Theres more, and its here, on Beestonia, after I have had a good nights sleep…