The Charlie's angels Brains Trust that is Rochdale Lib Dem HQ have come up with a corking way to put some vim into Rochdale's economy.
Paul Rowen has sent Prime Minister Gordon Brown a "wish you were here" postcard.
Holidays? "Shop local" Paul Rowen? Where does he wish he was?
Paul likes a holiday. He often goes away with local "philanthropist" second-hand car dealer Terry Mason and wife.
In December as Gaza burned, Paul was on a sunlounger in Thailand.
Paul likes Thailand. He was there with "the Masons" in 2004 when the tsunami struck. Then again the year after.
Paul also likes to travel to Africa to have Ugandan discussions about charidee. Modest? He certainly doesn't like to talk about his links with Rochdale "businessmen" and his charity involvements.
Dressed in his white suit - like the Man from DelMonte - Paul Rowen likes to say yes - if the cash is going to a good cause.
But no, Paul's present press release is a postcard from Rochdale aimed at having a dig at Gordon Brown
Rochdale's current MP gushes:
"Tourism could provide one of the routes out of the recession...while I can do my bit to support tourism in Rochdale, it takes increased government support to do it for the whole country.”
Shallow, opportunist bollocks and nonsense. So nothing new there then?
Paul Rowen promoting Rochdale?
Is this the same MP...
that invited GMTV to do a hatchet job on his own town by visiting the Falinge flats that Cyril helped build?
that allowed the Rochdale Devilment Agency to commission photos of Manchester to promote our town centre?
That has allowed the wheels to fall off our town with almost a billion pounds of shattered dreams and failed regeneration jobs-for-the-boys?
What tourist activities would Paul Rowen promote for a spankingly good time in Cyrilville?
- Mudwrestling at the nearly empty failure, the Kingway Business Park?
- Greased piglet sumo wrestling at Emma Street?
- Cruising Rochdale canal by the new £2 million RDA offices at Lock 50- while the local cider louts lob bricks at the tourists?
- A spot of shopping in our town centre, after the parking attendants have mugged our visitors?
Here at RAW we love our town.
Rochdale needs help - not stupid press releases from an MP that is failing his constituents by allowing some of his "business" mates and executive officers to grasp our town by the balls.