Sunday, 16 September 2012

My week ahead 17 - 22 September 2012

Monday 17 September 6pm – Labour campaigning in North West Ipswich
Tuesday 18 September 7pm – Meeting local residents in the Woodbridge Rd area
Thursday 20 September 7pm – North East Ipswich Area Committee, at St Johns Church Hall, Cauldwell Rd.

The next North East Ipswich Area Committee Meeting, will be Thursday 20th September at St John's Church Hall, Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich. 7.30pm start. A presentation on the Greenways Countryside Project will be held prior to the meeting at 7pm
Please follow the link to download the Agenda and Minutes of the last meeting here:

Agenda and Minutes

You can also follow the Area Committees on Facebook and Twitter by searching for Ipswich Area Committees

This week we saw a nasty attack on the Labour run Ipswich Borough Council by our Tory MP – Ben Gummer – Ben stated that he would not trust us to run a whelk store – he also said it was not surprising that we do not understand business as so few of us have run our own business or worked in business. Sorry to disappoint you Ben, but we have a number of Cllrs who have owned their own businesses and one Cllr who was a senior member of the largest retail firm in the town. Of course the Tories front bench is full of businessmen and women – well actually it is not, their leader was a local government officer and their deputy was a former teacher plus they have two further teachers on the front bench.

Now Ben thinks that some work experience in Ipswich shops may help Labour councillors, maybe not a bad idea and I will try and arrange some work experience for Phillip Hammond the Tory Defence Minister , a few weeks in Helmand Province may help him understand how low morale is in our Armed Forces. The soldiers would enjoy telling him face to face what they think. Then again they do not expect the Defence Minister to be an ex soldier the same as business leaders would not expect all Cllrs to have run their own enterprises. Soldiers may not think Hammond fully understands their job but they will still be far happier to have him as the Minister than the Right wing Dr Fox (and his advisor – Adam Werritty – an advisor with nil military experience)

If I want whelks or cockles, Mr Gummer – I will go to the fish stall on the Corn Hill or visit the hut at Felixstowe Ferry - and will enjoy them.

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