Sunday, 22 February 2015

My week ahead, 23 February - 1 March 2015

Monday 23 February, 5pm – Suffolk Police briefing on job cuts
6pm – Labour Group meeting

Wednesday 25 February, 10am - Northgate Foundation meeting
6pm – Ipswich Borough Full Council Meeting, Town Hall

Thursday 26 February, 7pm – Charity quiz night hosted by the Mayor of Ipswich

Saturday 28 February, 10am – Labour Campaigning – ‘National Campaigning Day’ – SE Ipswich

Sunday 1 March, 11am – Labour Campaigning – SW Ipswich

Thais week we have Full Council, when we vote on our budget proposals. Not a surprise that the Tories have put in an amendment to our motion. Their ‘mantra’ continues to be ‘0% Council Tax rise – no matter the consequences for local services’.

More interesting will be the behaviour of the remaining three Lib Dem councillors. I would not be surprised if at least two of them support the Tories; at each meeting I attend they become more like ‘yellow’ Tories and further from the Liberal ideals that they are supposed to adhere to!

The Tory amendment does not seem to be the car crash it was last year, which saw their leader lose his job, abstentions and votes against and non-appearance at the meeting of their (at the time) deputy leader of their current leader.

It may not be a car crash but it is obvious to many that their amendment hinges on changes to area committee funding, that (secretively) many of them do not agree with.

So expect another ‘posturing’ performance from Cllr Cenci, as she attempts to base her amendment on changes that many of her group do not agree with. But with each meeting that we attend it seems more about her than the good of Ipswich – bit like having Judy Terry back

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