to all the Labour councillors elected yesterday. No congratulations to the Reading boys who thought a racist dog-whistle campaign in Church ward was a good idea. Desperate men. Especially no congratulations to George Dickhead Loughlin who, at the Reading count last night, thought it was a good idea to head-butt a former councillor from another party, who was only saved from serious injury by the physical intervention of one Dave Peasley - if there was a pub fight near me I'd be glad if Dave was minded to intervene. And no congratulations to M. Salter for his co-authorship of the racist dog-whistle leaflet in Church ward. Even he wasn't bragging about it when he turned up at the Reading count, unshaven and slobbish and staying well away from Church ward. Update: but he got into the victory photo, looming over her from behind, bad idea. I was especially pleased to see Daya Pal Singh and Rose Williams elected. Rose needs no hints from anyone on how to be a good representative. I just hope the boys let D.P. Singh get on with the job. I know he will do a good one. And Tony Jones always spreads a little happiness wherever he goes in politics, so Good News.
The new Labour councillor for Caversham - if the same gang of malevolent lard-arses is still there in Caversham Labour then I wish you luck. You are going to need it.
Azam Janjua - thanks for all your work for the people of south Reading, and Reading as a whole. It was a privilege to work with you, and the people of Church ward were luc ky to have you as their representative.
Now, about that Labour vision for Reading ...