Sunday, 20 March 2016
My week ahead 21 - 26 March 2016
Monday 21 March – 6pm, Labour Group meeting
Tuesday 22 March – 11am, Activ-lives ‘Support our Hub’ event at the Town Hall
7pm- Suffolk Fabians meeting – ‘Democratic Reform’
Thursday 24 March – 7pm – Central Ipswich Area Committee
Saturday 26 March – 10am, Labour campaigning in North West Ipswich
The wheels have fell off the Tory train this weekend, and for once we have silence from local Tory activists!
The problem with the Tories is to work out who is telling the truth!
Did IDS resign over the proposed cuts by Osborne?
Or as Cameron and Number 10 state, he resigned over Europe?
And if IDS was as bad as other Ministers are now saying why didn’t Cameron sack him ages ago?
The budget – I always thought when something was in the budget it meant it was going to happen – but now we hear the cuts that would have hit the disabled, may now be kicked into the long grass!
Now I think we all know what this spat is all about- Europe – and Gove may have spoken in both defence of IDS and Cameron – ‘leader in waiting’ Boris Johnson seems to be only noticeable by his silence!
Then I wonder how Ipswich Tories are going to react – most seem to be in agreement with IDS about the need to leave the EU but at the same time they are very supportive of the cuts being imposed by Osborne!
What we have is a party tearing itself apart – all for selfish reasons – leadership aspirations of certain Tories being more important to some than the future of our younger generations!
In Suffolk we have had the Tories oppose a motion that would have put a stop to the cuts to the Fire Service- on the day of the Council meeting, Tory MP for Felixstowe suddenly supported the campaign to save at least one fire station in the East of the county but her Tory councillors ignored her. The Sudbury Tories also voted for the cuts to be imposed – they seem to have forgotten the recent fire that decimated their town centre.