Bury Industrial Society

I was the guest speaker last night at a dinner organised by the Bury Industrial Society. I took as my main theme the issue of trust in politics and politicians. I think that one of the principal reasons why turnout in elections is falling is because of falling trust in politicians. So often the public feel that politicians never tell the truth and whilst I appreciate that all politicians want to present their case in the best possible light sometimes if things have not gone to plan we may as well say so rather than try and cover things up with ” spin “.
This morning Sue and I called in at the Autumn Fair at St. Paul’s in Ramsbottom and Sue took the opportunity to do some early Christmas shopping in the excellent small shops in Ramsbottom