It seems fitting that the 'secret meeting' held by the Labour Party was held a few paces away from the birthplace and school of Captain Smith, Captain of the ill fated Titanic.
'Sources' from within the Labour Party (NEC agents have yet to report back to me) say that the NEC wielded the hatchet and carved up the Labour Party structure 'in revenge for a sacked Meredith'. The 'lame duck Mayor' ("you win some-you lose some") was given a wholehearted rapturous applause as he spoke of the 'great new beginnings for Labour in the City' (little did he realise that the biggest applause came from those who administered his demise).
'Sources' reliably inform me that there has been a tinkering at the edges on party structure and that a good dose of restructuring is all that is needed to bring the masses to the ballot box and bring home the bacon for Labour (they talk of little else in our corner shop! ('ooh, I hope Labour restructures tonight, so I can get my family out to vote for Labour').
Don't Labour realise that the only subject on the agenda is POLICY?
The quote I'm given is the Labour Party have been bypassed and Mike Tappin and Joy Garner happily go along in the delusion that the entire collective view of the Labour Party membership is unnecessary!
The current POLICY being played out belongs entirely to a 'Lame Duck Mayor' and sacked former Councillors (Tappin, McLaughlan, Smith, etc..) SACKED because of those policies (Trust me THEY TALK OF LITTLE ELSE DOWN OUR CORNER SHOP! 'I'm voting BNP because they shut our schools and care homes')
'Sources' inform me that the NEC have totally disregarded the complaint made by members of THEIR party structure that continues to ignore the rule book and has resulted in a policy document that the party membership ignores and is appalled with. Basically, Labour's policy goes against party and public opinion.
I gather that our very own Tommy Reynolds castigated bloggers for dissing Labour (he means the Oracle and his agents). The Oracle is hurt by this and apologises and promises to never do it again. I am however, amused at the thought that Tommy was dressed in his little Captain's uniform for the occasion as he oversaw the complete destruction of the Labour Party and let the Director of the West Midlands take all the credit for calling the meeting (pure fabrication) and doing absolutely f*** all to rectify the wrong being mismanaged for Labour in the City.Nice one Tommy!
The Oracle says this: If the Mayor, Serco and ex Councillors continue to pursue an agenda that is rejected by the voters, then Labour Councillors will fall victim to any and all parties. They will be totally responsible-as is the case- for the rise of the BNP. The coalition of Labour and Conservatives is a disgrace to the Labour membership that totally abhors such an alliance. The public are quite correct: Vote Labour get Tories, so why no vote BNP and get BNP! A protest that is ignored by the NEC and the Director.
Piss about all you want but the bottom line is that if this City is a natural Labour stronghold and Labour is the natural voice of local Government here, and the current Labour Group continue to ignore its own party, then this Labour Group is ignoring the voice of the people.
When Captain Smith was informed of a 'iceberg dead ahead'! He is rumoured to have replied, "What *f****** iceberg"?
Maybe Joy Garner should advise this blog why voters despise labour so much and why they appear to reject the policy document she stands on. Explain why people are angry to benefit by £200M for schools? Which Labour Councillors are next up for the chop, those that agree with the Mayor, or those that disagree? (hint-the Oracle knows the answer).
Is this current Labour Group, the voice of either Labour, the Labour membership or the 'natural voice of the people'?
The NEC will now retire to Noddy Land and we'll all live happily ever after. Ahhhhh, that's nice.