Who speaks for the Lib Dems - Featherstone or Fenwick? And which one is Miss Muddle?


Hunter has just stumbled across another example where two senior Lib Dems appear not to be singing from the same hymn sheet.

Lynne Featherstone, quite rightly, suggests that Haringey's councillors should meet in different parts of the borough. Says Lynne in her blog, "Councillors could meet in Bernie Grant Centre or there's a dilapidated council chamber still at Hornsey Town Hall or any one of a number of meeting places in the borough. It would be great anyway - and symbolic - if the councillors came out of a building and held their Full Council meeting in various parts of the borough".

When poor old Gordon suggests that the Cabinet should meet in different parts of the country, Rob Fenwick, of Lib Dem Voice, says: "It’s easy to dismiss it as mere tokenism. But, then, a surprising amount of tokenism ends up in the mainstream. It’s undoubtedly true that much of what passes these days for the establishment is London-obsessed..."

Apart from asking 'who speaks for the Lib Dems?', Hunter thinks this is a bit of a 'bitch-slap' for dear Lynne.

16 comments:

Little Miss Trouble said...

a bitch-slap is exactly what you lot got in highgate tee hee

Justin Hinchcliffe said...

Yes we did in the by-election (although OUR vote held up) but we beat you in the Mayoral and GLA contests. Tee hee X3

Little Miss No Councillors said...

so you missed out on your top ward in the borough, and missed your top target GLA seat as well? Naa naa X 7

Justin Hinchcliffe said...

You childish and cowardly tosspot. We got more seats on the GLA and won the Mayoralty - the biggest of all the prizes!

Locally, you were a very distant third and were down by 2%.

Sleep well, sweatheart.

Little Miss Tottenham Watcher said...

and what a shame you can't brag about it on Vote 2007 - cos you're banned! ho ho ho x 8

Justin Hinchcliffe said...

Not been able to sleep since...

little miss pedant said...

Council meeting: members of public can turn up and watch, make deputation etc.

Cabinet meeting: held in private.

Don't see the problem with saying council meeting should therefore be around the place, but location of Cabinet meeting doesn't matter.

(I suspect you can't either, as you'd have to be pretty dim not to be able to spot these differences, but given the temptation to do a blog posting saying Liberal Democrats are awful, you can't pass up the temptation.)

Justin Hinchcliffe said...

Nobody attends Full Council and deputations are rarely made - but what what you know about Haringey politics?

Little Miss Adje said...

I know that the gallery at full council is the closest you'll get to being a councillor! How many winning campaigns have you been involved with now?

Justin Hinchcliffe said...

Go and try your luck in Westminster or Wandsworth! Masterminding the LDs defeat in Takeley, Essex, was pretty satisfying...

Mr L said...

Ladies, come now- stop this childish bickering!
You liberals and tories are still mere children in short trousers, the party of Government remains the Labour Party. Its the party with a vision, ideas and a plan- the tories just want power, they dont know what they will do with that power, if god forbid they are elected! Cameron and his bum chums, shoul put up and shut up and go back to their basics and get drunk- fair well Dave!!

Justin Hinchcliffe said...

What a load of old shit, Mr L.

Justin Hinchcliffe said...

What a load of old shit, Mr L.

Anonymous said...

haha Very Good Mr L!!

You clearly, got JH going!

Anonymous said...

"You childish tosspot" - thanks Justin, that's made my day.

Rob Fenwick said...

I haven't been involved with Lib Dem Voice for a year now, and I was never a senior Lib Dem!