As always Ipswich Labour were busy last week tweeting stupid things. I decided not to do a Stupid Things Ipswich Labour have Tweeted this Week because I’d already written two posts based on things they had tweeted. here and here Not writing a Stupid Things Ipswich Labour have Tweeted this Week seemed to have encouraged them to tweet more stupid things this week and it’s only Monday.
Alasdair Ross has decided to have an argument with Ben Gummer on Twitter about the fact that Ipswich Labour are using Council Tax payers money to fund the people who fund them.
Alasdair tweeted this
AlasdairRoss Alasdair Ross @ @ben4ipswich so not a letter from the Chief executive? Funny how John Carnall never noticed in 7 years? Or did he think it was good for IBC?
What Alasdair forgets is that prior to the last administration the town had been under Labour control for 25 years with a run down waterfront full of derelict buildings, a museum that was so run down nobody visited the place, a bus company where the buses were so dirty they were probably a health hazard to both the passengers and the drivers, Litter in certain streets a foot deep, the mint quarter going to ruin…. Well basically how Labour will probably leave Ipswich next time. There was a lot of things to get right. Hence it may have been over looked.
Then Alasdair tweeted this
So @ben4ipswich , Tory Suffolk County Council pay more than Labour run Ipswich Council to Unions and say ‘it was very valuable’ to have this
Ben Gummer tweeted back
ben4ipswich Ben Gummer
@AlasdairRoss that’s right – and they’re both wrong.
Then Gavin Maclure tweeted
gavinmaclure Gavin Maclure @ @ben4ipswich @AlasdairRoss agree with Ben. Have to say County Tories have always been spineless.
Now I’m not going to call the county Tories spineless but I would say that cutting public services while giving money to the people who fund the party who made cuts necessary, is ridiculous.
Alasdair Ross later tweeted this
AlasdairRoss Alasdair Ross
@gavinmaclure @ben4ipswich But Gavin you also paid Union officials for seven years – so Carnall must of thought it was good value?
As I previously said in this blog post, after 25 years of Labour there was a lot of things to get right. Hence it may have been over looked. We know what kind of mess they left the country in after 13 years while in Ipswich they had 25 years to mess things up.
Ipswich Labour have stopped locality budgets while continuing to give council tax payers money to the people who fund them. It shows that they only care about themselves.