Brighton & Hove must be fed up to the back teeth with politicians who say one thing in Opposition, and another thing when in power.
This year, Brighton & Hove City Council has endured some of the worst examples. In 2014 Labour’s ex-leader Warren Morgan brought a ‘No Confidence’ motion against the then Green administration; citing in-fighting, squabbling and an unaffordable 4.75% Council Tax rise as his reasons. Any casual reader of our local press knows he has been kicked out by in-fighting in his own local Labour Party, after saddling the city with a 6% Council Tax rise!
The Last Green Administration Cut £500,000 From Budget
Green Leader, Councillor Phelim Mac Cafferty, slammed Labour councillors for voting against one of his proposals, which would have restored £30k of Labour’s £70k cut to home to school transport for disabled children. Yet the last Green Administration cut £500,000 from that budget!
Funding Trades Unions With Tax-Payers’ Money To The Tune Of £200k Each Year
A Labour Councillor berated the Greens for cutting £14k from respite breaks for families with disabled children just before the 2015 election, only to see her own party cutting a staggering £386k from budgets over three years in power; whilst funding trades unions with tax-payers’ money to the tune of £200k a year.
Lloyd Russell-Moyle Tried To Shut Down Youth Services
Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP boasts of saving the youth service whilst actually trying to shut it down when he was a councillor.
Conservative Councillors Secured Additional Funding For Youth Services
Your Conservative Councillors secured additional funding for youth services last week, full details can be read here – but in brief, Conservatives saved: short breaks and day support for young people with learning disabilities, Independent visitors for Children in Care, Additional mental & emotional support for Young People, Neighbourhood Youth Work, Skills & employment support for Young People with SEND, the Youth Bus service, Support for Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers, and Substance Misuse rehabilitation.
Disingenuous Labour MP?
“I’m wondering what Peter Kyle will say in the next election; he calmed our nerves last time by saying Corbyn didn’t have a cat in Hell’s chance of becoming PM. If Momentum doesn’t boot him out for this crime beforehand, what on earth will he say to his electorate next time?”