Tuesday, March 12, 2013

What should Labour Councils do?

For those interested in such matters, I've been having a bit of a disagreement with a fellow Labour Party member (and Lambeth Councillor) over on the Red Pepper website (http://www.redpepper.org.uk/debate-is-the-co-op-council-really-co-operating-with-cuts/) about whether the "co-operative council" is an adequate response to the cuts.

I think Lambeth's Labour Group deserve some credit for at least trying to think about what Labour Councils should be doing under this Government.

The superficially appealing "co-operative council" is, at least, a political response to Barnet's "Easy Council."

Just not the right one.

I'm inclined to go to the "Councillors Against the Cuts" meeting in Birmingham on Saturday (http://councillorsagainstcuts.org/2013/03/08/one-week/) in search of the correct response.

But if you're a regular reader of this blog (Sid? Doris?) then you could have told me that...

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