Monday, August 20, 2007

Tories true to form and Hibs unlucky at Tannadice!!

With the August Bank Holidy almost upon us I am not preparing for my busiest time of year, both in terms of the day job with 34,000 students arriving back at the University and the Council cranking back into action with an Assembly, OSC and Education Scrutiny and of course a Community Council meeting all in September! It is really good to have a month off and you can actually get used to having quiet evenings in but that period is just about over for another year!!
Southwark Council announced that the Southwark Schools from the Future money, £200 Million, has just come through from the Government to complete the rebuilding of all of our Secondary Schools! Good news and I am sure that this is the last time that any credit will go to the Government and from now on it will be the Lib dem/Tory Administration's greatest achievement !!
On the Macro politics front the Tories are desperately trying to get back into the news after some bad opinion polls on the back of the "Brown Bounce" and who do we see representing the bring new tory future??? IDS whining on about family values, the "Vulcan" Redwood talking about cuting red tape and unbelievably Cameron starting a campaign to "Save the NHS"!! Pity it never occurred to him or his chums during the yeasr 1979 to 1997 but he was obvioulsy too busy with the Burlington Club beating foxes to death with champagne bottles!!! A new initiative on curbing immigration is surely only a matter of weeks away????

Hibs fought out a 0-0 draw against Dundee United on Saturday which sounds dull but was actually an excellent match with the new Polish Dundee United goalkeepe , Grzegorz Szamotulski, pulling off fantastic save after fantastic save!!! I do enjoy watching the football on Setanta now so feel a bit more when discusing the games!!
7 points out of 9 and third in the table behind Rangers and Celtic is a pretty good start for Hibs who are usually very slow of the starting block!! new players like Kerr, O'Brien and Ma Kalamby in particular have fitted in well with the existing players . I do hope that they give Donaldson a chance as he could be a very good player for us? Ther is a couple of weeks left in the transfer window and still think that Hibs may be after another central defender and another forward? In saying that they have a decent sqaud and reasonable cover so they may go with what they have and see how things are in January?