The jobs are coming thick and fast,trouble is who comes first. Just had a 70 year old off the Valley getting ASB. Check in with City west the person dealing with the problem is not there, not the first time, so it’s the next step she the big boss. The company is still struggling to meet the needs of the customers.
Who would have thought that Ashley Lumsden, the disaster area that Lambeth Liberal Democrats call leader, would last night seek to deny his support for kerb-crawlers and instead call for licensed brothels in Lambeth in the same breath.
Lumsden apparently called for laws on kerb-crawling to be relaxed in 2004.
Councillor Mark Bennett, one of Labour’s councillors, asked on 28 February 2007:
“The minutes of the November 2004 Leaders’ meeting of the Association of Local Government record the following “Councillor Ashley Lumsden (Liberal Democrat, Lambeth) pointed out that there was a long history of prostitutes operating in Lambeth and argued that criminalising users should be removed from the recommendations.” Given that kerb crawling provides the demand which keeps vulnerable women on the streets, and feeds prostitution that blights so many communities, will Councillor Lumsden accept that he is wrong to back the de-criminalisation of kerbcrawling?
To which Lumsden gave a long rambling ‘not-me-guv’ response which included this telling line:
“I put forward the view that genuine help for working women and men would be hindered by blanket criminalisation.”
Oops. But Lumsden’s mention of men does not make clear whether he meant the kerb crawlers, rent boys or pimps.
I was sitting in the public gallery at last night’s full council when Cllr Donatus Anyanwu, another Labour councillor, asked Lumsden whether his party’s position in relation to kerb-crawling was to legalise it or to license brothels and whether his own position was in line with his party’s policy.
A quivering Lumsden gave a long, self-righteous sermon to the effect that he did not support legalising kerb crawling. (Remember, the Liberal Democrats turn round their policy positions like a weather vane.)
He then shot himself in the foot by saying, and I quote: “I am in support of the Lib Dem policy of licensing small brothels.”
Lambeth Liberal Democrats say one thing in opposition and do something very different when in power. You only have to look at their record in Southwark to see what they would do in Lambeth if they ever got the keys to Lambeth town hall again.
* Southwark Liberal Democrats are planning to cut social services by £3m.
* Southwark Liberal Democrats are closing day care centres (just like the Liberal Democrats did previously in Lambeth!)
* Southwark Liberal Democrats have stopped listening to the public and banned deputations from Council meetings
* Southwark Liberal Democrats closed the Livesey Museum and tried to sell off the building
* Southwark Liberal Democrats closed Nunhead Community Centre
* Southwark Liberal Democrats left Camberwell leisure centre to rot
There are some issues that need raising and i am sure they will come out `during the next couple of weeks. We sat as observers today at budget not what i want.Some of the issues raised offer grave concerns but this week we are in Limbo . But next week we will be active with our message.Mole is updating me with the summit issues this afternoon.
Today the Conservative Party has set out a new model of economic growth, a model very different from the one pursued by Gordon Brown. It sets out our plans for a private sector recovery driven by business investment and exports, instead of consumer borrowing and government debt.
For the first time ever, we are also setting out eight benchmarks – the Benchmarks for Britain – against which we are happy for the next Conservative Government to be judged. Achieving them over the next Parliament would mean we have put Britain back on her feet and are building a new British economic model, very different from the debt driven model of the past.
I love this sit and read it a wish list. Two pages in we will try to avoid labours new tax.
Again i could sit a write anything,vote for me and you will never have to work again. What is the point i really wish this party would sit and face the truth. Locally and nationally they are full of promises. The reality is somewhere someone as to pay.I spoke to an ex Tory two days ago at a meeting and it amazed me how this party work. People like you and me will suffer. I look at the history of this party they where a blight on this country and will never change. If you are 50 or over look back over your shoulder. Don’t be taken in by sharp suited salesmen. They have spin down to a fine art. Next it will be rose tinted glasses on the national health if we have one left.