Tuesday, 22 March 2011
long arm of the law in redlands
this time we see two identical posts, from Jan Gavin and Tony Jones respectively, informing us that the Director of Public Prosecutions has been asked to determine whether an offence appears to have been committed in the publication and distribution of a LibDem Focus leaflet which allegedly made a false statement about Ms Gavin, who is expected to be Labour's candidate in Redlands ward in Reading in this year's local elections. I haven't seen the leaflet (anyone?) but allegedly it has to do with council tax funding of full-time trade union officials in Reading Borough Council. It was still being delivered last Sunday, they tell us. Anyway, Reading Labour ought to be careful. Their erstwhile supremo and still Redlands resident Stuart Singleton-White is known to be relaxed about criminal activity at election time, as Thames Valley Police found. That particular episode, in 2004-5, resulted in a clean sweep; all three Labour councillors in Redlands lost their seats following the electoral fraud and Labour's complacency about it. So, motes and beams, matey boys.