What excitrment in the Reading blogosphere. The Tory & LD blogs are up in arms. Has there been a revolution? No just a Labour Mayor using his vote to install another Labour Mayor.
In the past the Mayor has been non political, but with the sides evenly balanced that has changed. The Mayor had a deciding vote and can choose who runs the council. A Tory Mayor would choose a Tory council, so no shock that a Lab mayor has chosen Lab.
Mostly the Tory/LD blogs are attacking Lab Cllr Gul Khan in a nasty way, saying he stabbed a Tory deputy Mayor inthe back. As if they would not do exactly the same thing. Its not personal, its politics. Unlike the claims that Gul did it to get cash to get his teeth fixed.
They also attack Green Cllr Rob White as they claim he pledged to also support the Tory deputy Mayor. Actually he said after the election thst he had no plans who he wanted as Mayor. recently when he decided to abstain he called and told them. Which is probably more than they would do. Not a big deal really, but they claim he has been very very bad.
All this fuss about not much. While nothing was said about cutting services to those who really need them. When they said there was no money they spent a fortune on traffic junctions e.g. making the mess on the Shinfield Road. But not a penny for cycle parking or paths. Only unsustainable transport will get support from that coalition.
Lets see some of that passion turned into positive action. The negative moaning goes nowhere.
We shall see how the new Labour administration performs, as well as keeping an eye on how effective the opposition is.
Has an account of the Lab, Tory & LD Cllrs behaving poorly. The ex LD Cllr Swaine showed why he was thrown out of his party with some silly stunt involving red noses. Perhaps he should just get a clown costume.
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