Saturday, December 22, 2007

Dunwoody Threatens to Resign Labour Whip

Remember I wrote about Gwyneth Dunwoody's astonishing attack on Hazel Blears earlier this week? It appears I missed the follow up by her Cheshire colleague Mike Hall, MP for the Weaver Vale constituency, said in the debate on Monday.


My hon. Friend finished by saying that there was cynicism at the heart of the decision to create two unitary authorities in Cheshire. I ask the House to consider this for cynicism. Two weeks ago, we should have had the announcement
that we were to get two unitary local authorities in Cheshire. It was delayed. My hon. Friend went to see the Chief Whip and said, “If you go ahead with the announcement, I will resign from the parliamentary Labour party, I will campaign against this decision and I will vote against the parliamentary Labour party on Europe.” And we are accused of being cynical. I hope that that puts the record straight, and that this proposal goes ahead with the support of my hon. Friends
and of the people in the two areas, which will be better served by having unitary local government than by the current two-tier system.

I'm, not aware of any response by Mrs Dunwoody, but do enlighten me...

10 comments:

tapestry said...

isn't there even one person in Cheshire who reads Iain Dale.

Hellooooo

Is there anybody there........

People of Cheshahh, what you think?

Do the people of Cheshahh think,

or just borrow and buy Gucci?

Comrade Kamikaze said...

Meanwhile in Glasgow Labour has enjoyed the defection of a councollor from another party after meetings with the Labour Council leader.

However said councillor has come from Tommy Sheridan's Solidarity party - in other words, the Militant Tendency.

So after spending almost a decade trying oust the entryists Labour is so desperate in Scotland that they are now inviting the trouble makers back in.

You couldn't make it up. They have lost all sense of reality and don't care if they return to the low point of the 1980's.

perdix said...

Many of us in Cheshire are disgusted at the way the County is to be split up without proper consultation of the populace.

canvas said...

Didn't part of the Wirral used to be Cheshire? What does Esther McVey think about it?

Anonymous said...

This is all to do with the political Genocide of historic England, by Anti English Mc Liebour.
The new city region of Greater Bristol has the same Boundaries as The Fictional county of Avon, set up as part of Heaths destruction of our Historic Counties.

Andy Dawkins said...

The new city region of Greater 'Bristol has the same Boundaries as The Fictional county of Avon'

Not to mention the wonderful area known as 'Bath and North East Somerset'...catchy title. Lucky I live in proper 'Somerset'.

abolish hazel blears said...

Tapestry, ignoring your last sentence for the moment, we do not have to read Iain Dale (although I do)to know about this. There was a consultation in Crewe in the summer when 85% of the respondents wanted to keep the same two-tier system, and only 5% wanted the two unitary councils. This decision by Hazel Blears was only confirmed on 18th December, since which time both Crewe & Nantwich and Congleton Councils have appealed. I believe the other four councils are waiting until their council meetings to decide what action to take. This decision means that it will cost local tax payers in excess of £100 million pounds extra over 5 years, as well as transfering all the main functions to Macclesfield.

Do you watch Newsnight? If so, you should realise that Crewe has one of the biggest communities of new Polish immigrants. I doubt very much that their wardrobes are stuffed full of designer labels. You won't find any premier division footballers living here.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 3.06 pm said...
"This is all to do with the political Genocide of historic England, by Anti English Mc Liebour.
The new city region of Greater Bristol has the same Boundaries as The Fictional county of Avon, set up as part of Heaths destruction of our Historic Counties."

Greater Bristol is not an administrative area. It is just that for some purposes, e.g. traffic planning, it is convenient to consider it as a region.

Rather like the region defined as the area within the M25.

hatfield girl said...

There are no regions in England historically. As far back as the 1200s maps show counties but no regions, - not until New Labour set up the United Kingdom of the Countries and the Regions to meet European Union statistical and administrative requirements, and to aid the establishment of their own appointed nomenklatura to undermine elected local authorities.

Chris Paul said...

Good on Mike Hall MP who is a good 'un.