Oh dear,the recently selected Naz Sarkar has had a tough time on a radio interview. He does have some local connections, but didn't know what 'IDR' stands for (though its not actually in Reading West anyway). This is not a good, but then anyone can get caught out not knowing something; anyone remember Nick Clegg not knowing how much was the state pension? "I think it's about £30 quid now, isn't it?" When the basic pension at the time was £90.70 a week for a single person and £145.45 for a couple.
When I became a General Election candidate in 2005 I was interviewed on a local radio station, and I made mistakes. They asked 'what are the 3 B's associated with Reading, I had lived here for 5 years at that time, and visited the local museum so could remember biscuits and bulbs, but forgot about beer. I would have thought beer was made in most big towns anyway.
The other reading bloggers are not being very kind about Naz, driving it to over 3000 youtube hits so far.
cllr dave luckett
Nationally Ian Dale has also pounced on it.
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