Letter: Fed up with Surrey First

Early election signs are symptom of a sense of entitlement.

I read with interest the interview with Linda Ferriswheel, and cannot get over the contradiction between what she says and what she does;

…”Frankly, our community and our citizens deserve a more serious conversation about crime and public safety…”

Unless the person who says it is in your party, as was Barinder Rasode, who suggested that maybe “We could do better,” and was subsequently ostracized for speaking her mind.

You cannot have it both ways; when someone suggests that you can do better, most of the time it’s true, and to send someone to Coventry for having an opinion is just too much. It seems that Surrey First really don’t want anyone in their group to speak up, especially if you happen to even remotely criticize them.

Now, of course, there is the sign controversy; Linda Ferriswheel’s campaign manager says that they were allowed to put their election signs up before anyone else, and that the elections officer confirmed that in writing. Yet the elections officer says she wasn’t even asked.

This goes to show the sense of entitlement that Surrey First now has; they don’t have to follow the rules, but everyone else does.

I, for one, am fed up with Surrey First, and it’s time to move on.

Marq Smith

Surrey,