Earlier today I ran this story which I have since removed
Ipswich Spy has written a post here about a rumoured rift within the ranks of Ipswich Labour. I also had heard about this through a number of anonymous Emails all saying that Politburo General Secretary Captain Mainwaring, Politburo holder for Culture Dame Bryony and Politburo holder for Housing John Mowles were seen arguing furiously. I’ve been informed that they had a real stand off.
One of the most interesting theories concerning the stand off Emailed to me also concerns Ransomes Sports Club. The theory is that John Mowles wants to build housing on Ransomes Sports Club and the Dame and Captain Mainwaring are against it. The theory is that Dame Bryony Rudkin is against it because she believes it could be damaging to her as Politburo holder for culture and Captain Mainwaring is against it because he believes it could damage the chance of him becoming MP for Ipswich. This seems the most credible theory on the rift so far. If true it would be another instance of them all being only interested in themselves.
Captain Mainwaring denies having a row with anybody at the Mayor’s “At Home”. But as Ipswich Labour lied about Ransomes Sports Club why should we believe them?
To the initial post Ipswich Spy commented
We’re retracting as soon as I get in front of a computer (or sooner if one of the others does). This story is wrong. John Mowles wasn’t even there.
Seems our sources may be the same, as very similar information. Suggest you may wish to strike the article or retract and apologise to Mr Ellesmere, Ms Rudkin and Mr Mowles.
Also Ipswich Spy has sent me an Email starting with
We understand that this story is probably not true
I have reason to believe the anonymous Emails I received concerning this story also came from Ipswich Spy. I think they give dud stories to rival local bloggers from time to time to see if they would run the story. On realising that I wasn’t going to take their bait the urge to break the story got to much for them. Naturally they knew that I was likely to follow. The Spy’s sources are obviously unreliable as John Mowles wasn’t even at the meeting in question. Maybe Ipswich Spy should go back to writing bland posts about the location of Ben Gummer’s office or how often local websites have been updated than trying to write things that people may find interesting.
I hope you enjoyed reading the post I wrote earlier which is reprinted above. I’m still allowing people to read it. After all, Ipswich Labour never let the truth get in the way of a good story do they?