Monday, May 12, 2008

I attended the Southwark Civic Awards on Saturday, an event I have always strongly supported and this time it was on my doorstep in St. Giles Church in Camberwell.
It was as ever a really nice event and good to see Steve Hedger get the "Man of the Year" Award!
The reception in the Towen Hall was a bit cramped but all in all an enjoyable event.
We have Part 2 of our Labour Group AGM tonight with competition on a number of fronts so I will have argue my case tonight for anything that I get which of course is no bad thing!

I dont quite get Wendy Alexander's call for a Referendum on independance. I thought at first that the "bring it on" was just a "macho" taunt but it appears that she really means it which is a worry to me as we have always argued of the damage of the refendum process no matter what the result and argues strongly against it ! There is also a risk of the SNP misusing their position to ensure that anti- UK propaganda is sent out disguised as news upto any vote and we could really risk a catastrophe if the vote went in favour of independance!

Hibs finally blew any chance of third place with a 2-0 defeat at Parkhead against Celtic. Getting a result was always going to be tough but once again we could not keep 11 players on the field with Murray getting a red card and once again we end up with 10, or 9, men on the field! Mixu has to focus on this in the summer and sort it out!
Hibs have signed St. Mirren's david Van Zanden and rumours are that Rocastle could come back 4 years after playing on loan from Chelsea.
Mixu is clearly focussing on his defence which is right but we just dont know if Fletcher will be around for next season and not off to Celtic, Rangers or even Real Madrid.
Al in all a disappointing season after that brilliant 10 match unbeaten run, 4th place is just not good enough!!! Must do better!!