Received today this comment from Crispin Welby, which I reprint here in order to give it a better perspective. I’m not involved in any way, I’m simply passing on the message and wishing him the best of luck.
Dear Mr. Jackson,
Many thanks for your very valid views [see: local politics in Arboleas].
I had decided that my new Party would be silent until 2 October so now I can tell you that, YES, a small group of Arbolenos are trying to start a Party to fight next May’s election with a list of 11 candidate + 3 reserves on policies still to be agreed after Inaugaral meeting.
Looking for a mixed list of Spanish and non- Spanish.
First leaflet handed out on Oct. 2 calling for more candidates and no discrimination. List to be chosen by all members.
Saludos, Crispin Welby 950 439231.
Excellent stuff, and I wish you all the best. Keep us up to date!
Add this to the list, David.
I notice that the founders aren’t British. Sad when even the Italians are more decisive and organised…
Mind you, I suspect this won’t be the only new party we hear about coming out of Arboleas. Could it be? This year, Arboleas fields more parties than Mojácar?
Hardly a fresh new party when its just him in his garage printing leaflets…. come back when youve got some members!
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I have been remiss in not telling you of our further developments.
After our founding meeting on 20 October we have elected a provisional committee, passed Statutes, got our Party recognised in Madrid, have held a second public meeting on 29 November are holding the next one on 22nd. January (3.00pm in the Restaurante Rosaleda, Albox Road, Arboleas if you have time and interest) and an AGM on 29 Jan. to elect a permanent committee -to last 2 years -that is. We have done 4 radio broadcasts ,2 in English, 2 in Spanish.
We have put out a number of leaflets and been engaged on various fora.
The MEMBERS (not some high heid yin)will soon elect the list and the order in it also the content of the manifesto.
Many thanks for your interest. I don’t think that I have your e-mail address. If you would like to pass it on I will see that you added to people who expressed an interest in our doings.
Crispin Welby (Provisional President, Ciudadanos Europeos – The Listening Party)