Lambeth Council Watch - news and updates about the 'co-operative' council

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Jan 23, 2018.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    They're out of fucking control, awarding themselves a secretive loan.

    Lambeth Council Cabinet agrees to loan £300M of public money to Homes for Lambeth – despite warnings from local residents
     
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  2. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    They're in Private Eye again

     
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  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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    editor Taffus Maximus

  5. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Council tax going up

    Lambeth Council putting up Council Tax by 2.99% as Budget attempts to address funding gap
     
  6. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  7. salem

    salem Well-Known Member

    That's a lot of shit. I wonder if it's time for Lambeth to get a kick up the arse in a similar fashion to what's going on in Haringey at the moment?
     
  8. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  9. Southlondon

    Southlondon The river's there for a reason

    Having worked for 2 Tory Councils and seeing their priorities when it comes to cuts, and the way they treat their council tenants, and seeing the way wandsworth has introduced a poverty- apartheid for park users, i think that for all their faults Lambeth is far better off under a Labour administration than it ever would be under Tories or their LibDem bed partners. They can put what they want in their manifesto, as there will be one result in the May election, and that is a Labour victory with merely the size of the majority undecided. The most effective place to fight for a more responsive council is within the party, by helping to outnumber the progress members, and thus steer the council into a corbynite position
     
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  10. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I'm a life long Labour voter and I actively hate this bunch of Blairite cunts in Lambeth Town Hall. I've no interest in joining Labour.
     
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  11. Southlondon

    Southlondon The river's there for a reason

    i understand why you wont join, but of course if lambeth labour had been able to pull in more corbyn supporting members it would be able to select different councillors, and thus change the direction of the council. As it is, the Constituency parties that make up Lambeth have grown massively since Corbyns election, but when it comes to votes the blairittes still outnumber the corbynites.
     
  12. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model One star in sight

    For at least 28 years I've heard versions of the we must recapture the Labour party tune. Being as Corbyn campaigns under an auld Blairite slogan - for the many not the few - I'll believe they're much different from before when I see it.
     
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  13. Southlondon

    Southlondon The river's there for a reason

    The option is a Labour-led Govt or a Tory-led Govt, and as a working class council tenant I would rather have corbyn deciding priorities than a Tory. Likewise, I’d rather live under a corbynite local council than a new Labour one. Simple as
     
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  14. Southlondon

    Southlondon The river's there for a reason

    I also think you’ll find the quote comes from a Shelley poem - and he was around a wee bit early to be a blairite.
     
  15. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model One star in sight

    I think you'll find it was stuck above Blair at at least one labour party conference
     
  16. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model One star in sight

    Yeh nice use of the strawman
     
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  17. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

  18. Southlondon

    Southlondon The river's there for a reason

    I don’t remember that but it’s a good line to sum up socialism. Corbyn is no Blair. New labour fought tooth and nail to stop the left taking the leadership as you know, and he has consistently been on the right side of history. I have no doubt a left wing Labour Party Government will be a better deal for me than a Tory one and that’s the choice. Him and Mcdonnell are good guys and a million miles from Blair. The party’s massive and therefore a coalition of ideas and even of ideologies, but the blarites are well and truely marginalised, and for once In my lifetime there is a fighting chance of getting a socialist Prime Minister into No10. Surely it’s worth a try even if you are cynical
     
  19. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model One star in sight

    Yeh. Well you won't get a corbynite Lambeth just as you won't get a Tory Lambeth. And tbh it's labour councils that are ripping down council estates like the haggerston, colville, heygate and replacing them with yuppie flats. The same shits will be in power in Lambeth in June as are in power in Lambeth now and I hope being treated like shit by them feels more pleasant to you than being treated like shit by tories.
     
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  20. ricbake

    ricbake working out how

    Another raft of Lambeth Council officer's have learnt their jobs have been deleted this morning....
     
  21. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Any more detail?
     
  22. ricbake

    ricbake working out how

    On going "re-framing" exercise - I'm just hearing rumours - they have to cull due to financial constraints and it looks like the new building can't accommodate them all...
     
  23. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model One star in sight

    the new building can't accommodate all the people they're sacking? :(
     
  24. ricbake

    ricbake working out how

    The new building is supposed to accommodate 10 staff to 6 Desks but they still haven't got rid of enough staff so those who remain will fit into it
     
  25. Southlondon

    Southlondon The river's there for a reason

    You really are a sad old git
     
  26. Southlondon

    Southlondon The river's there for a reason

    No doubt you were bashing your keyboard during the leadership election saying there’s no way we could get a left wing leader of the party?
    Do you do anything other than whinge in forums?
     
  27. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    The only Labour councillor I would vote for in Lambeth was Rachel Heywood, who had the audacity to go around wilfully representing the views of her constituency. Lambeth Labour quickly did their best to bully, cajole and pressure her into giving up, like the bunch of pathetic twats they are. So, no I won't be voting for Lambeth Labour because the same bunch of shitehawks are still in power. The notion of some sort of Corbyn-esque takeover from within seems pretty unlikely at present.

    I will, however, be voting for Rachel if she stands as an independent.
     
  28. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model One star in sight

    yeh. i haven't insulted you. that you feel the need to insult me is really rather telling.

    you won't get a corbynite lambeth: but you can't even work out why not. did it not occur to you that it's now too late for new labour candidates to be selected for may's election?
     
  29. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model One star in sight

    tbh i don't think i said anything of the sort during the leadership contest. and yes i do lots of other things: but what i've posted hasn't been whinging but pointing out the bleeding obvious. the only blinkered whinger here is you.
     
  30. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Everyone loves a Brucie bonus. Especially Lib Peck!

     

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