Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Barnet 2010 - March, March, March, Demo, Demo, Demo, Petitions Galore

I thought I'd look up Conservative in the Cambridge On Line Dictionary :-

conservative adjective ( AGAINST CHANGE )
Click to hear the UK pronunciation of this wordClick to hear the US pronunciation of this word/kənˈsɜː.və.tɪv//-ˈsɝː.və.t ̬ɪv/ adj
often not liking or trusting change, especially sudden change
a conservative society/outlook
Older people tend to be quite conservative and a bit suspicious of any supposed advances.
Compare: liberal
If you are conservative in your appearance, you usually do not like fashionable or modern clothes or hairstyles
He's a very conservative dresser - he always looks like he's wearing his father's clothes!
I guess this is final proof that the Tories in Barnet are a totally illiterate mob. They don't even know what a Conservative is. I don't think I've been to a Council meeting where they haven't repeated the mantra "Doing things the way we have always done them is not an option" ad nauseum. They have inflicted the Future Shape program. They are so obsessed with change, they've changed the name of it more times than Brian Coleman has paid for his own lunch. 
An Ex Barnet Tory Councillor left a comment on another blog this evening, saying that the opposition to the local Tories were stuck in the 1970's. I don't recall online petitions, blogs or video rants in the 1970's.  Whilst the opposition have kept the best of the old and added the best of the new, it is patently clear that Barnets Tories have forgotten nothing and learned nothing from history. Let me remind them that in the 1980's Barnet Council privatised many things. Most of these contracts lead to worse service. They were booted out of power. When the bin collection service was brought back in house, one prominant local Tory COuncillor quipped "Well at least I can park my car outside my house without fear of a dustcart crashing into it and driving off". 

There is no shame in trying things and making mistakes, it's how we learn. The shame comes when you repeatedly make mistakes and never learn. That is real stupidity

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