Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Conservative double standards (part 94, as Iain Dale might say)

Another snippet from the Cabinet.

The Conservatives lambasted the Lib Dems after the new Council was elected for refusing to join a rainbow coalition. We made clear that our opposition would be principled and not automatic. Where we could help we would do so and where the Conservatives proposed ideas we could agree with then we would support them.

And yet...

The Cabinet today voted to add new names to the board of the local Building Schools for the Future programme. Lib Dem Schools Spokesperson Graham Walker asked to join the board as well. A cross party grouping would carry more weight and Graham is massively experienced in these areas - he would be no token appointment.

Strangely, all places for councillors on the board will be reserved for Conservative members.

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