Thursday, April 30, 2009

It's a Labour Coup

Labour's blogging councillor Nottingham is reporting a local coup, with Thanet Labour Group leader, Richard Nicholson standing down and being replaced by the immaculately coiffured 'Nu -Labour' "Clive Hart, who defeated David Green after a friendly and comradely campaign".

Cllr Nottingham reports that other new officers are Deputy Leader Peter Campbell, Chair Steve Ward, and Chief Whip Alan Poole. The new Shadow Cabinet consists of Peter Campbell, Michelle Fenner, Dave Green, Iris Johnston and John Watkins.

Reportedly "Richard Nicholson is taking a well deserved rest to become a backbencher" and reports of comradely shots being heard following the meeting are quite untrue.

I rather wonder if Gordon Brown will soon follow his example, the difference between the two men being that people will miss comrade Cllr Nicholson's solid leadership of Thanet Labour but possibly not the premiership of Gordon Brown when it finally happens.


tony flaig bignews said...

How about Sandy taking note!

Anonymous said...

No chance. The Thanet Tories are all too busy shooting each other in the foot to actually look up and see what is going on.

With Watt-Ruffell about to become Mayor, the lunatics have finally taken over the asylum!

Anonymous said...

Cllr Nicholson will be missed he is a true socialist, Cllr Hart is in the Blair Mould enough said!!!!!, the Tories are not tearing themselves apart, it is a certain Lady cllr who has political ambitions supported by someone who should truly know better which exceeds their loyalty to the Leader and the Conservative party party. Watch this space.

DrM. said...

Not a "coup" apparently, simply a retirement and no comrades were shot in the process either. So I stand corrected. I wonder if Gordon Brown will also "retire" soon and follow Cllr Nicholson's excellent example!

Bertie Biggles said...

7.07, do not mistake disgust with a Leader as disloyalty to the Party. It is misconception of this nature that perpetrates a situation that does the Party no credit.