Out on the wiley, windy moors Cllr John Huxley chair of Haworth Parish Council makes a convincing Heathcliffe as he gazes wistfully through the mist. The Boundary Commission proposals to change Parliamentary contituencies across the country appear to be sinking in.
In a bold, innovative, resounding and powerful polemic oration Cllr Huxley declaims to the Keighly News “I’m not sure I like the sound of this.”
His incisive analysis is matched by Oxenhope Parish Council vice-chairman, Cllr Tony Maw who lays out his crystal clear thought: “It does strike me as odd … As for what the exact implications for Oxenhope would be, we’ll have to look at that and we will be talking about it as a parish council at some point in the future. We need to see what the people of Oxenhope make of this and whether it will make that much of a difference to the parish.”
Perhaps even worse than sounding like like a rambler without a compass Shipley MP Philip Davis weighs in with a chilling statement “Many of my constituents will be unhappy about how they are being carved up and put in other areas where they do not have an affinity with.”
We have no evidence of any constituent being carved up … but should it occur perhaps the local constabulary will know whereabouts on the moors to look for the bodies.
Lets soothe the troubled scene with a quote from Kate Bush and the lyrics to her famous interpretation of the Bronte Classi:
Bad dreams in the night
They told me I was going to lose the fight
Leave behind my wuthering, wuthering
(Chorus) Heathcliff, its me, Cathy come home
I’m so cold, let me in-a-your window
Oh it gets dark, it gets lonely
On the other side from you
I pine alot,