I can only imagine the latest posting on the Thanet Lab blog has been written by Clive Hart, over the top with the cliché in the first paragraph "Thanet Labour have won an historic victory in Westgate-On-Sea" isn't everything historic, even these words, as they change the pixels on my screen from white to black.
The second para opens well enough "We are now delighted to welcome Councillor Jodie Hibbert as the newest member" I'm sure the newest Thanet councillor has the best wishes of us all, (God knows enough dinosaurs, roam Thanet council chamber, but the things rapidly decline, with this pompous statement "This result sends a message to David Cameron and his Government that they are taking the country in the wrong direction. err no it doesn't, assuming anyone would trouble David Cameron with the results of a by election in some tin pot seaside town, they'd most likely point out just under 70% of the electorate rejected Labour, rather reassuring I'd say with the votes split in the main by various rightwing parties.
I find this comment to be rather cheeky "Thanet Labour will continue to fight on behalf of the residents of Thanet and do everything we can to soften the blow of the Coalition's ill prepared plans." it prompts question what have Labour done for the people of Thanet, apart from attacking social housing and fighting jobs, oh and looking after Thanet Independent Group.
I'd like to say Cllr Clive Hart "you couldn't make up" referring to this blog post but I'm afraid he probably has! Anyway, dear reader, go have a look at Thanet Lab blog and then feel free to make your comments back here, as it seems that Thanet Labour don't allow free comment, has anyone noticed how few Labour party members, take place in local debate, has the likes of Cllr David Green Mayor of Ramsgate been gagged?
Finally I don't doubt that Cllr Jodie Hibbert, will be in for a bit of a disappointment come the next council elections, still maybe she and Will Scobie could breath some life, in to a party that appears to have become a throwback to the looney labour party, of the nineteen seventies, during recent times we've seen one hardworking councillor, de-selected and replaced by a candidate having flirted with several leftwing parties, we've seen jobs given and created for supporters outside the labour party costing thousands of pounds which have been diverted from community services.