Monday, November 27, 2006

Councillor Crow, snide?

Skuds discusses the recent Council meeting on the Transfer of council homes, with the opening line:

"I think it was meant to be a snide remark from Councillor Crow at tonight's extraordinary
council meeting about council housing transfer, but really its a compliment."

The thought of Duncan Crow ever making a snide remark? Gosh! And he was going on about personalising politics earlier (trying to defend Cllr Quirk, who was being questioned from the public gallery about statements he'd made when trying to get elected). Of course, I've never heard Councillor Crow ever utter a word which might be construed as a personal attack, or 'playing the man, not the ball'.

Well, not so much since I left the Council anyway...

A new way forward?

I've just signed up to the manifesto of the New Generation Network.

I meant to do it last week, but didn't get around to it. When I saw Dave Hill's marvellous article on the Grauniad's CiF, I knew that I had been tardy.

If only to increase the total number of signatories by 1, it's worth it, but it's also important to live by the manifesto as well as support it:

Our principles
1) An end to communal politics

2) Against prejudice
3) For equality
4) We believe in freedom of speech
5) We are for respecting people's multiple identities
6) A new national conversation about race

I can't think of anyone on the 'progressive' side of politics who should fail to support these aims.