Councillors Not Held To Account

November 25, 2008

The two councillors facing a vote of no confidence in the handling of the Baby P case have survived the vote and  remain in their posts.

If things were different, and Haringey Council had been given the top rating in the country for its Children’s Services, would both Councillors not have sent out press releases taking credit for providing such an outstanding service??? So why is it that they and all their colleagues in the Labour group at Haringey do not want to accept responsibility for such an outrageous failure in protecting a child?

Are we seeing Haringey’s Labour group following the example of Gordon Brown in their excuses? When things go well, its the politicians that are taking the right decisions, when things go wrong its someone else’s fault!!

Comrade Brown

November 25, 2008

Tony Blair must be hopping mad at yesterday’s move by Gordon Brown to return to the socialist policies of Old Labour. While in power, Blair was thwarted by Brown whenever he attempted to break with Labour Party dogma and introduce policies such as Foundation Trust Hospitals and School Academies, with the final version of such policies always being drastically watered down – but he kept trying anyway and achieved some success in overcoming Brown.

But with Blair now out of the way and the leadership plot successfully seen off, Brown has reverted to type. He is now free to borrow, spend and tax without any care or control regardless of the fact that the nation’s finances will be left in a complete and utter mess, once again left to a future Government to sort out.

Had Blair remained a MP, I suspect a New Labour cabal led by Alan Milburn would be having clandestine meetings to plan to remove Brown and save New Labour. But with Blair gone and none of the others having the stomach for a fight, Brown is left to return Labour to its socialist roots which has left commentators like Polly Toynbee doing cartwheels of joy but the country facing its bleakest future for a generation. Comrade Brown is now in charge.