Having a quick catch up back from hols (see last post) , on what's what and whats not, something you cannot access from abroad are the letter pages of the local papers, reading through last weeks Gazette, I see the highly popular Labour bod Cllr Ian Driver was at it again, sending a letter that is, last week, he seemed quite vexed about what TDC was doing for the homeless.
Cllr Driver's plee was for more social housing whilst apparently criticising TDC, it seems he is unaware of how recently Cllr Clive Hart's Labour Party fought against social housing. No surprise that it appears tensions are rising with the new boy.
Strangely news of Ian Driver's popularity within the Labour Party filtered as far away, as my holiday retreat, with news that at least one comrade having made, what I'm sure would have been a flattering comment about Ian Driver, was asked if he'd like repeat it, outside a recent Labour get together . I understand that the meeting Chairman Peter Campbell rather spoiled the moment highlighting the correct etiquette for such gatherings.
Unfortunately news of a kerfuffle reached me as I and Mrs Me were about to finish off a bottle of gin and dress for our last dinner before returning to Blighty, so I didn't blog it at the time. The grim details are available here from the Gazette. (ThisisKent)
Anyhoo Clive Hart is oblivious to any discord judging by his twitter stream, I reckon he could pep things up a bit, perhaps by reporting such things as "dust-up averted by Peter Campbell at tonights Labour Party meeting"
Still if, Ian Driver leaves the Labour Group he could join up with the Tories since both have shown an interest in social housing unlike Clive Hart's group.
Finally I have to say that I'm a bit miffed that Cllr Driver couldn't be bothered to reply to my invitation to contribute to Bignews Margate, I though he would given his high standards and demands for everyone else to jump through hoops.