Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Camberwell Leisure Centre - Lib Dems are out of ideas!

As I long suspected the Fusion deal has gone nowhere and finally looks dead! I am sure that this was known pre Election last year but was kept quiet in the vain hope of picking up Brunswick Park!

The worst thing is that they admit that they have no idea how to proceed despite a Manifesto committment to upgrade the Leisure Centres one way or another.

The Camberwell Councillors are very angry at the way in which this whole process has been dealt with and there is still an attempt to exclude us from meetings discussing the future.

Hibs play St Johnstone at Tynecastle tomorrow night in the CIS (League) Cup Semi Final. My dad is going with my two nephews and I shall be nervously watching on TV. Clearly we should win and then go on to win the Cup but the painful memories of Hampden against Livingston in 2004 are still fresh in the memory so I am cautious.
If we win I shall be off to Hampden again ! I was there when we won the Cup in 1972 and 1991 so I am hoping for the treble this time after the disappointment of 2004!

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Lib Dem/Tory shambles over Constitution and Post Office Policy!!!

The lengthy Council Assembly on Wednesday really showed the Lib Dems in their true light!

On the issue of the Constitution they were all over the place, again ignoring the fact that the proposed changes should have gone to the Standards Board first. It is quite clear hwta they now thing of Council procedures!

Next a silly montion on Post Offices, I am sure that most of them were unaware of the Lib Dem policy to privatise the post office and some looks a bit shocked!

Lastly a disgusting motioin to kick off Cllr Danny McCarthy as Chair of the Community Council, after giving him earlier assurances that this would not happen.

The vicious vindictiveness was even too much for some Lib Dems who left the room for the vote and others whose arms were dragged up to vote it through! I think that some of the Lib Dems are wondering what they are doing in that party and that can only increase over time. They have a very interesting AGM coming up in May!

Hibs continue on their up and down season. I went to the London Hibs Burns Night on Saturday which was good as ever and hope to be more involved with the group this year? Picture shows Guest of Honour Bobby Duncan recieving a tankard.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Lib Dem/Tory law breaking stopped by Counsel!!

To the huge embarassment of the Lib Dem/Tory Coalition, Counsel's advice was that their attempt to delete the Director of Housing post without going to Council Assembly was not lawful.

So much for Nick Stanton's quote about the Labour Group on OSC "being embarassed by their own incompetence!"

I know that Lib Dems dont know much about their Party's policies but they should at least have some understadning of the Council Constitution! Not too much to ask is it?