Adam Afriyie MP for Windsor makes a genuine invitation to local residents “If you don’t like what I do, don’t vote for me, I can take it, I’m a grown up!”
Today, 12th July 2013, at The Castle Hotel in Windsor, twenty FSB members & Windsor business people joined Adam for lunch. Arriving a little later than planned, he shared his thoughts on questions addressed and everyone left feeling confident in his ability to be a champion of business in the coming years. He remained with us for much longer than planned and answered every question open & honestly, giving full comprehensive responses & explaining why he couldn’t respond fully to some.
For me the overarching message was if you want something to happen, get off your arse and do something about it and if enough people start singing from the same hymn sheet, government will start listening and take appropriate action or offer positive advice. And when you think about it, that should be their job!
Jon Davey, Windsor business owner & FSB activist
I enjoy organising this event on behalf of FSB members and each year I try to attract more people… but I know most people feel that whatever they say or do it will have little or no impact… bloody good job Adam and his fellow MPs don’t feel like that or we’d have been drinking our beer out of steins and eating frogs legs twice a week by now.
The basic format was three tables, Adam spent 30 minutes on each… table 1 had a financial theme, table 2 health and table 3 was Windsor centric. This way he got to hear from everyone who wanted to ask a question.
I have posted a link to this event to everyone who attended and have asked them to comment below… 20 people, 1 Adam… I’ve had a say already and don’t want to interrupt the flow… I’m looking for 18 people to post what they asked Adam and what they thought he replied… others can add to each thread what they took from it… this way, based on the reality that some are not mad keen on this web blog stuff, if we get 9 different people sharing below, you’ll know it was an interesting event and that you’d best attend the next Adam Afriyie lunch or dinner when you have the opportunity to do so.
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And last but not least, a BIG THANK YOU to The Castle Hotel for sponsoring the event and putting on a great spread. Call Emma on 01753 641302 to ask about hosting your event.
Jonathan L Davey
The Berkshire Blog