Sunday, April 16, 2006

Labour's running scared

I've just been having a look at the April 2006 edition of the so-called Labour News that's being distributed in Ladywood.

The general theme is that our Conservative-led Council is taking all the money from Ladywood and giving it to Sutton Coldfield. This is classic, unreconstructed, Labour class-war rhetoric and the electorate won't fall for it! Only three days ago, the Council announced a £44 million building project for Special Care Centres for the elderly. The first centre will be built in - guess where? - Ladywood!

Labour can keep banging their class-war drum if they want, but our Conservative-led Council is getting things done. If they don't want to be a part of it, they should get out of the way...

9 comments:

Red Dunc said...

If only Labour used more class-war rhetoric the tories wouldn't stand a chance!

ANGRYLADYWOOD said...

The statement is ture from Labour I have lived and worked in Ladywood all my life you may feel trhat you have done a wonderfull job by coming in second that is nothing I would urge all Ladywood to contiune to VOTE LABOUR BOTH IN LOCAL AND GENERAL ELECTIONS

Peter Smallbone said...

It's been some time since a Conservative candidate finished second in Ladywood. When I was selected three months ago, we were languishing in third and going nowhere. Three months later, we're easily second. There are twelve months to go until the next election so anything's possible.

I was the only candidate who lived in Ladywood ward, and I dare say this will be the case at the next election. Local issues are what I'm about, which is why I stood here.

You don't give any reasons to vote Labour, but I'll give reasons both not to vote Labour, and also to vote Conservative.

At a national level, the Labour govenment is in freefall. Yesterday's cabinet reshuffle, hastily brought forward from next week, is the last gasp of a broken and exhausted administration. The lid has clearly been blown off the whole New Labour project, showing them up as a moneyed elite who think that they know best how to run people's lives. Blair has progressively sacked his ablest ministers for reasons of image and political in-fighting.

At a local level, the Conservative-led administration inherited a desperate sitation, with chaotic housing and social services. We're turning the situation round, gaining Audit Commission stars in these two areas for the first time ever. Just as importantly, we're not hitting the pockets of the hard-working people of Birmingham - this year's Council Tax has the smallest increase for a long time.

ANGRYLADYWOOD said...

peter smallbone alleges that he is the only candidate that lives in Ladywood I beg to differ why not tell the truth and admit that the Labour female candidate lives and work in Ladywood.

So is there anymore you have say in your defence!!!!!

Peter Smallbone said...

First of all, you haven't argued against any of the points I raised in my previous comment, so I'm assuming you accept them - great.

There was no female Labour candidate this year - Carl Rice was the labour candidate, and he lives in Harborne. You've got your facts wrong.

ANGRYLADYWOOD said...

Tory Boy dont make suggestions that i accept eveything you have said that is not the case!! I was not refering to Carl for this years elections.

Peter Smallbone said...

If you don't accept everything I've said, you're free to put up some counter-argments (if you can think of any!)

So you were referring to another candidate from some other year..? Well, 'scuse me for not reading your mind..!

ANGRYLADYWOOD said...

Nice try I will not lower myself to be nasty with comments like:

So you were referring to another candidate from some other year..? Well, 'scuse me for not reading your mind..!

Peter Smallbone said...

I'm not trying to be nasty. I was this year's candidate. This year, there were no other candidates who lived in the ward. Some other year, there may have been, but that isn't applicable to me because I wasn't the candidate any other year.

You made the comment against me around the time of this year's election. For me to assume that you referring to another year's election, when I wasn't the candidate, would have required the power to read your mind.