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Remarkable news from Brent, where the Labour-run council’s attempts to close libraries has involved snubbing rescue plans put forward by residents. And now this happened overnight at Kensal Rise Library: Council bosses were today accused of “cowardice and deceit” after they stripped a historic library in the early hours to evade campaigners. Up to 15 [...]
Via the Brent Liberal Democrats council group: Labour Leader Councillor Ann John and her Labour Executive have been accused of giving away two taxpayer paid for buildings worth £1.5 million without lifting a finger to prevent their loss… Labour councillors refused to respond positively to the well thought out bid from local residents to run [...]
Brrrrrrr. It was off to the cold streets of Wembley Central this morning to go canvassing for Afifa Pervez in the ward which, during the 2001 census, has the highest proportion of overseas-born residents in the country. One quick look at the canvass cards showed how multicultural the area has remained and the doorsteps quickly [...]
Earlier in the year, I did a series of posts profiling forgotten liberal heroes (to which a couple of other people also kindly contributed), looking at some of those who achieved great things for liberalism in their time but have been unjustly forgotten – such as Margaret Wintringham, the very first female Liberal MP. There is also [...]
Labour-run Brent Council has hit the local and regional news for its decision to pay for 27 senior staff and Labour councillors to spend the weekend at a luxury country hotel – where they planned budget cuts. The council is quite right that it is good management practice for senior teams every now and again [...]
In Richmond, it’s Conservative councillor and London Assembly member Tory Arbour who has been suspended for disclosing confidential information, whilst in Brent it is Conservative Mayor Bertha Joseph for misusing charitable donations by spending them on clothes for herself. Oops.