Friday, January 30, 2009

Council Assembly, Camberwell green vote, London Met Quiz team and Hibs need to go on a winning run!!

Another busy week in the Town Hall with Labour Groups, Community Council Planning Meetings, T@RA's and of course Council Assembly on Wednesday!!

The Tory/Lib Dem set one of the lowest council tax collection rates in London for a borough with the second lowest collection rate all ready despite our amendment for a higher rate and there are clearly serious problems with Liberata but the Executive has no idea what do apart from lamely berate them for the next 2 years by which time I am sure that we will clearly have the worst collection rate in London as even Hackney are improving.
The Lib Dem/Tories then followed this up with a typically tedious "what have the Romans ever don't for us" rant about Government spending and the Southwark settlement so I really felt obliged to remind them of the record and the current policies of the Tories and Lib Dems should they ever be in charge!!
Poor old Caroline Pidgeon who has to second motions supporting Boris in the Council Chamber only to go to City Hall and support the Labour members attacking him looks so uncomfortable that her Lib Dem chums were reduced to Gerrymandering on the previous motion to prevent us asking her which side she was on!! Quite pathetic really!!!But what does she expect as a Lib Dem ,surely not political principles or consistency????
Tomorrow is the final day to vote for Camberwell Green Park in the Mayor of London's Parks Fund so please get your mobile phone out and go out:

www.london.gov.uk/parksvote or text parks and your full postcode to 62967
Camberwell is apparently doing very well so every vote counts!!!
In a very difficult time for London Met it was good to be part of the winning Pub Quiz team at the AUA Pub Quiz 2009 held at UCL!!

I took this picture of the smiling winning team and we even had a chance to talk to journalists from the Times Higher Education Supplement who promised us that they were sympathetic to our plight and would continue to report favourably of our case and the wider HEFCE failings"!!!

Hibs take on Motherwell at Easter Road tomorrow and need to pick up the 3 points and put a run together to get back into a 3rd place challenging spot! Hearts, Aberdeen, Motherwell and Dundee Untied are all playing well and we need to keep in touch and not fizzle out a the tail end of the season if we are to have any chance of the third spot!!At this moment in time that does not look very likely!!!