Thanks for your comments, I'm grateful that you think I have been of some use to us and I have no intention of abandoning this ship, but I have never been an officer in anything before, nor have I felt the desire to be anything but the crew. At least now that I have given it a try, I understand the restraints felt by people who speak for more than themselves, perhaps it's why I hate politicians who never give us a straight answer! That's just not me, I can't resist opening my big gob sometimes, so I am used to rude comments and adverse reaction. Second guessing myself is just tedious, I stood up for myself and the party without realising that I wasn't speaking for all, fair enough. Wrong man for the job then and I'm certainly not going to mess up our party or become a politician and not say what I feel. Unlike those cling-ons in Westminster who got caught with their hands in the till, I might add, going completely off top in the blink of an eye 'cos BBC News is on in the background.
Thanks again, Rancidpunk