During the lunch break at Saturday’s LGA Labour Group spring conference I wandered over to the main entrance of LGA house to have a look at the promised SPEW (Socialist Party of England & Wales) “mass national lobby”. I looked out of the door and saw about 30 SPEWers ranting and raving incoherently. LGA Labour Group Leader, David Sparks, had agreed to accept a “petition” from the organisers. This turned out to be a typical hate session against the Labour Party. Well done for David for agreeing to even meet them and putting up with their childish and crank nonsense.
One of their skinhead organisers then immediately resumed the “Scum” chants at the top of his voice and the masturbatory finger waving. This moronic and orchestrated “scum; scum; scum” chanting did obviously embarrass some of the more vaguely normal SPEWers but they did nothing to stop it nor did they seem to mind their lobby turning into something akin to an EDL rally.
This is just Kamikaze politics. If any English Council did not set a balanced budget then the Chief Officer’s would be legally obliged to do so regardless of any political considerations. If they refused then Pickles would do it. Does anyone really want Eric Pickles to set their Council budget?
I do believe that if we unite and build - we can defeat this Tory-led government over policies and it is possible we may even bring them down as a government before 2015. Yet at the first major labour movement political test we find the tiny and unrepresentative ultra left extremists attacking not the ConDems - but Labour Councils!
Instead of working together we see them in the finest Monty Python Life of Brian traditions do their best to wreak and split. In London Town Halls Council reception staff have been beaten up by these yob protesters and even disabled Councillors attacked. For what? What did they think they would gain? Despite the fact that they could not get any one of the 4500 Labour councillors to publicly support their view they went ahead with their completely divisive and sectarian campaign anyway.
What mandate have these tiny telephone kiosk sects to dictate to anyone what they should do?
Why were they not demonstrating in Cardiff that day at the Tory Spring conference?
Is it not bad enough that opinion polls show that the majority of ordinary people actually think these cuts are necessary. Now, thanks to the SPEWers, SWPers, LRC and the rest of the Heinz 57 trots – even more people will accept the Tory lies that Councils do not need to slash and burn if they were just a bit more efficient. Well done comrades!
How can the Broad Left now work with these idiots. Who obviously don’t give a toss about the interests of ordinary working people and who think that all you have to do to bring about their revolution is to foam at the mouth and scream abuse. Grow up - you are just helping the Tories get off the hook.
Talk about Tory fifth columnists. Pickles must be laughing his ample socks off at his new best mates ever.