Monday, March 07, 2011

LGA LG Spring conference 2011: Return of the Wreakers and Splitters

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.


Anonymous said...

The socialist party lost council seats at the last election

got about 1% of the vote

so they stood against labour and lost

then turn up to tell us Labour what to do

Michael said...

Some very good points made. The Socialist Party are a minority group and the movement as a whole should not allow them to dictate the agenda. Their antics should not be used as a figleaf for inactivity though. The reality will be that swathes of non-politicised Council voters will turn their anger and ire on the nearest identifiable target - Councillors. The attitude that it is nohing to do with us guv doesn't entirely wash in these circumstances. I oppose attacking Councillors or abusing them physically and also the counter-productive chants of the Socialist Party. This is not the same as giving Labour Councillors a blank cheque to blame the Government for the cuts. Labour Councillors are in a privileged position. Many would like to see a bit of leadership on the cuts which isn't entirely in evidence.

I know where the anger should be directed - the Government - but as the enactors of it don't expect many members of the public to buy you a pint anytime soon.

Damien McKee said...

Would you not agree that these extremists should be protesting at the Lib Dem Spring Conference in Sheffield rather than attacking mainstream progressive politicians trying to amke the best of a bad budget and government?

John Gray said...

Hi Michael
Yes, I expect to get a hard time from those who are being bashed by the consequences of these Tory led government cuts. But the only protest “opposition” I have seen so far are not from anyone actually affected but the self selected rent-a-mob group who somehow think it will further their cause by beating up junior council reception staff and attacking the disabled while screaming abuse that “I wish you had cancer and die you c**t”.

I will have nothing to do with these Tory apologists and fifth columnists.

Hi Damien
Great suggestion, but these extremists are not interested in attacking the Tories they only want to spilt and wreck the opposition.

Anonymous said...

who and when made this "comment" about cancer john?

John Gray said...

Anonymous said...

don't forget the green fasicts john who are also doing the tories dirty work ofr them.

Newham Watcher said...

Perhaps people (including life long Labour voters like me) are becoming more aware that Labour Councils (such as Sir Robin's personal fiefdom of Newham) are using the despicable cuts agenda as a convenient screen to put through their own mendacious agenda. How else to explain the actions of Labour councillors in Newham - oh, including you John?

John Gray said...


What a load of garbage! For crying out large when will you lot please start attacking the politics not the person.

Why oh why does Newham suffer from such a completely rubbish opposition who cannot string a single political argument together. Trots and Tories alike.

No wonder we won 63 nil in Newham.

Unknown said...

'Wreckers' does not have an 'a' in it.

I bet you censor this.

John Gray said...

Hi Desbo


John Gray said...

ps - you bet wrong