LAZY, hazy Vaizey, days of summer! Not my words but those of Ephraim Hardcastle, Daily Mail March 25.

I do not wish to denigrate this man in any way, I can’t as I don’t know what he stands for.

I have never heard his opinion on anything – health, economy, education, defence, immigration, other than he is some sort of Arts Minister and his half page of platitudes in the free Wantage & Grove newsletter. He is a complete enigma to me. I have never heard him interviewed on the radio, television or heard him ask a question at PM’s Questions.

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One would have to ask is he just resting on his 17-18,000 vote majority in a safe Tory seat, quite happy to keep his head down, accept his MP salary, benefits, expenses, etc and not make waves locally or nationally.

I could honestly say I would pass this man on the street and not have a clue who he was. Although I have heard he has recently been seen with facial hair. So the next time I pass a man with a beard I shall take a second look!


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