SaintMaryUK wrote:Personally, I see no problem with people who know a bit about one or both of the 2 Johns posting to the forum to say "I am voting for X because I think Y". And just because you are on the committee I don't think you should be disallowed that right to free speech and expressing an opinion.
Can I say "Here, here" to that. As a new member I have had very little time to form more than a shallow opinion of either John. What is more Mr Lilly does not seem to have campaigned in BVR while Mr Clayton claims our current problems are due to undemocratic decisions by Mr Lilly.
I do not wish to alienate long standing members but the opinions of newer members do count as well. I am firmly in favour of the newer, some would say, more glossy approach that the society has adopted recently. I receive glossy A4 copies of "The Engineer" and "Engineering & Technology" and don't note that their content suffers by the choice of format. Both are likewise available on the web, though you have to be a member to get E&T. Last news membership of IET was of the order of Ã‚Â£100pa.
Can I also say, "Thanks Mary".
I will take advantage of your kind offer to collect my vote by email, probably tomorrow. I hope that your server doesn't collapse under the strain.