OK, so the answer is usually a ‘non’ answer, but at least the question gets into the minutes for posterity and the Politburo that runs this Stalinist regime at least comes under a bit of pressure, especially if you don’t accept their answer and openly question it. No longer. Last night, faced with 6 questions from the Save Temple Cowley Pools Action Group, the leader, Bob Price, decided to run through them himself, paraphrasing what we had asked and mumbling some responses. None of the questions, or what he said about them, were audible to the small listening public. Will this happen again next time? We don’t know, but we’ll be there to ask and find out and report back. Yes, this points to a system that is breaking – badly and seriously.
This Labour administration is now a totally unaccountable regime, believing that it is not answerable to the public until the next elections in May 2012. As a campaign group we have to balance being militant enough to make a difference and move the campaign forward with keeping the general public on our side. Keeping that balance is increasingly difficult. Watch this space, and the campaign website http://savetemplecowleypools.webs.com