Friday, 28 May 2010
time for reflection
the Silly Boys have not updated their website for ages now, and it is still saying that the Tories and Liberals are "unprincipled" to have gone into coalition and taken over Reading Borough Council. They are also spinning (and His Master's Voice has faithfully copied out, to be followed by others) that Labour was in power for 27 years. Not so. And while we are on the subject of principles, I was there when Labour got the chairs of committees (without actually taking control) in 1986. The council had gone Tory from NOC in 1983 and the chairs of committees were acquired because a renegade Tory called Hamza Fuad (great bloke, I liked him, he was mayor one year, I wonder where he is now) voted with Labour against his own group. He was not a fan of M. Thatcher. Two seats won the following year enabled Labour actually to take control. But using a renegade Tory to get power? Is that principled? Personally I have no problem with any of it, politics is about power and there is no virtue in opposition, but most in the Labour Party seem to disagree. A bit rich though for Zim One Lovelock to talk about principles. Hein?