MATT TAYLOR SNUBBED BY THE BEVY COMMITTEE, THE ARGUS NEWSPAPER, BRIGHTON & HOVE INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER & LATEST TV.

I’ve been left reeling and deflated after being stabbed in the back by the very people I believed were my friends and honourable people of their profession.

DEMOCRACY IN BRIGHTON REALLY STINKS.

Take the Bevy Committee for example. They make out they are for the community. “More than a pub but a Community hub,” they boast. Well from my experience they’ll more than likely snub the community rather than support it.

YES I’M BITTER AND HERE’S WHY…

From the very conception of the idea of reopening the Bevy I was involved. In a way I was the invisible Bevy Committee member.

At the very start when The Bevy needed thousands of leaflets printed and dozens of laminated posters; it was me who paid for it. I paid for it all. Hundreds or pounds spent on furthering the Bevy dream.

Anyone who travels through the Brighton Kemptown constituency would see big banners and posters in favour of UKIP, NANCY PLATTS AND SIMON KIRBY.

Sitting on the bus driving past the Bevy their empty sign caught my attention.

The Bevy sign situated in the beer garden of the pub and in clear view of every vehicle which passes it; would be the perfect place to put up a poster of my own.

“VOTE FOR MATT TAYLOR – INDEPENDENT.”

After-all every other candidate had their own big banner on display in their heart-land; the Bevy sign would be the perfect place to put up mine.

But alas The Bevy committee snubbed me…

“We don’t allow any political or religious poster or adverts in or outside the Bevy… We are neutral on these issues… 

As always thanks for your support in the past, present and future… Cheers.”

So called Brighton Rebel (more like Brighton Conformist,) Warren Carter the Chairman of the Bevy Committee informed me via a private message on Tweeter:

“If you do, they will all ask. We have to stay neutral.”

Well you stay neutral then Brighton (Conformist) Rebel. Play it safe and sub the very community which helped you realise your dream of reopening the Bevy in the first place.

Its laughable to think Simon Kirby, Nancy Platts of Davy Jones would pass the Bevy sign-board and upon looking at immediately get onto the Bevy and demand to put their own sign up with only days to go until the election.

The Bevy Committee response to my request is nothing more than a snub. Fuck them!

This election has turned me into a bitter person and it’s the selfish and inward actions of The Bevy Committee which contributed to it.

THE BEVY COMMITTEE ARE THE NEWEST EDITIONS TO MY HIT-LIST, ALONGSIDE:

  • Mike Gilson – The Argus Editor
  • Neil Vowles – The Argus political reporter
  • Mr Watford – Department head at Peacehaven Community School
  • Frank le Duc – Journalist and presenter of The Vote on Latest TV.
  • Tim Ridgway – Head of Latest TV News
  • Mike Mendoza – Latest TV news presenter
  • Bill Smith – Owner of Latest TV
  • Greg Hatfield – Brighton & Hove Independent Newspaper editor

MIKE MENDOZA has got to be the most brain-dead news reporter and journalist in the short history of Latest TV.

dozy-mike-mendoza

For example I contacted him directly on Thursday 23rd April to remind him to include me on any Brighton Kemptown Hustings which Latest TV may have planned.

It was the same day I contacted Frank Le Duc and Bill Smith. While Frank ignored me, Bill Smith did reply with the firm promise that, “I will speak directly to Frank today.”

The point I want to make is that I introduced myself to Mike Mendoza as the Independent Parliamentary candidate for Brighton Kemptown on the 23rd of April.

It makes it all the more amusing that over a week later on the 1st May, Mike Mendoza has the cheek to ask, “Are you a candidate Matt?”

GOD GIVE ME STRENGTH!

“I am sure we can sort something after the elections.”

Fucking amazing! Thank you so much Dozy Mike Mendoza. Yes, get me on the TV after the election so I can tell the viewers after the event why they should have voted for me before the event.

Is it just me or is Dozy Mike Mendoza the most dozy fucking news reporter on national television?

I think he is… I asked him outright, “Call yourself a journalist? God save us!”

To which the dozy Mike Mendoza replied, “I am a member of the Journalist Union. So yes I must be, I don’t book the guests for The Vote shows. Sorry Matt.”

“I AM SURE WE CAN SORT SOMETHING AFTER THE ELECTIONS.”

MIKE GILSON & NEIL VOWLES really take the biscuit.

Having spoiled Mike Gilson’s Argus re-launch on BBC Sussex and Surrey radio by asking the awkward question of why he and his political reporter failed to mention me as a parliamentary candidate, after promising his readers to provide‘comprehensive’ news coverage of Brighton and Hove?

He acknowledged he “might have made an error,” and would “rectify,” the situation the following week.

Well, believing Mike Gilson would keep his word I gave him a week to “rectify” his “error.”

A week went by and nothing happened.

ON TUESDAY I SENT THEM BOTH AN EMAIL.

Dear Mr Gilson & Mr Vowles,

Can you give me an honest answer?

Are you going to print an election profile of me in The Argus?

Yours Sincerely,

Matt Taylor

Independent Parliamentary Candidate for Brighton Kemptown 2015.

ON WEDNESDAY.

Dear Mr Gilson & Mr Vowles,

In all honesty do you intend to publish a picture and profile of me in The Argus before the 7th of May?

Yes or No?

Many Thanks,

Matt Taylor

Independent Parliamentary Candidate for Brighton Kemptown 2015.

LATER ON WEDNESDAY AFTER HAVING NO REPLY.

Dear Mr Gilson & Mr Vowles,

In light of the recent Gscene publication of my profile in their magazine’s election special section.

http://gscene.com/news/matthew-taylor-independent-parliamentary-candidate-for-brighton-kemptown-and-peacehaven

May I enquire, that following your public admission on BBC Sussex/Surry radio, that you might have made an error and that you would reconsider rectifying the matter; will you be publishing a profile and picture of me in The Argus?

Many thanks for your time.

Matt Taylor

Independent Parliamentary Candidate for Brighton Kemptown 2015.

ON THURSDAY.

Dear Mr Gilson & Mr Vowles,

Both the Sussex Express newspaper and the Gscene magazine have printed a profile and picture of me in their publications.

Can you give me a yes or no answer that you will print my picture and profile in The Argus.

Yours Sincerely,

Matt Taylor

Independent Parliamentary Candidate for Brighton Kemptown 2015.

AND THEN ON FRIDAY.

Dear Sirs,

With under a week to go to the election can you give me a yes or no answer as to whether you are going to tell The Argus readers I’m standing?

Yours Sincerely,

Matt Taylor

Independent Parliamentary Candidate for Brighton Kemptown 2015.

As of yet not one word from Mike Gilson or Neil Vowles…. Gutless arse-holes.

failing-journalists

FRANK LE DUC; wilfully ignored me even though assuring me in person that I’ll be invited on The Vote.

TIM RIDGWAY; wilfully ignored the breaking news that both Joe Neilson and I were attacked by thugs on the 16 January 2015, after-which phoning the Police for help were thrown in a police cell for 12 hours while the police and the crooks who attacked us, were allowed free access to our election campaign office. Only God knows what they got up to while we were locked up in a police cell? Tim wilfully ignored BREAKING NEWS. Prospective Parliamentary candidates attacked and arrested at their election campaign office and I’ll never forgive him for it.

BILL SMITH assured me, “I will speak directly to Frank today.”

Sadly speaking directly to Frank amounts to nothing and Bill Smith, the owner of Latest TV is about as helpful as a chocolate tea-pot.

GREG HATFIELD; Editor in Chief of the Brighton & Hove Independent newspaper. Evidently moulded from the same stuff as Frank le Duc and Tim Ridgway; Greg wouldn’t be able to recognise a news story if it slapped itself across his face.

Regardless of their personal opinion of me, regardless of their stance against my politics, they are journalists and are under obligation to their paying customers to report all the news, and not just the news they want to report.

NOT ONLY IS DEMOCRACY DEAD IN BRIGHTON KEMPTOWN BUT SO IS JOURNALISM.

And to round it all off with a cherry on the cake – NICOLAS DE CONDE.

Independent Councillor Candidate for Moulsecoomb and Bevendean and friend of the family, I spent all my Saturday night and Sunday producing two promotional videos and an interview for his election campaign.

I did this for no financial gain and from the kindness of my heart. I did it because I like his vision for the area, his independence and his passion and drive.

It was while drinking a cup of tea and reminiscing over all the hard work of the previous evening and Sunday spent on his campaign that he said in passing, more to himself than anyone else, “I must remember to vote for Nancy Platts because I’ve used a picture in which she is shown.”

Thanks Nicolas De Conde; you go and vote for Nancy Pratts then. Don’t bother voting for me. Me who’s just spent my Saturday evening and Sunday working on your election campaign.

YOU GO AND VOTE FOR NANCY PRATTS…

I GIVE UP!

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