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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Paddick blows a gasket

Lib Dem mayoral candidate Brian Paddick has joined the foaming at the mouth contributors on the Guardian's comment is free.

9 Comments:

Anonymous ANGRY IN HACKNEY said...

Two high profile murders on your door step and not a word from you!

A young man has his face blown off in drive by shooting by two blacks and a hard working store manager is stabbed to death by three blacks.

What are the Labour Group in Hackney doing about this horrendous level of violence??


http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/39King39-Ken-Charlery39s--son.3893229.jp

10:36 am, March 25, 2008

 
Blogger Luke Akehurst said...

A bit unfair as Diane Abbott's main campaigning issue for ages has been about stopping black-on-black gun crime.

11:26 am, March 25, 2008

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brush it under the carpet and bury your heads in the sand. The usual Hackney Coucil response. Where is the council spokesman supporting local business and residents, reassuring us that it is safe to work and live in the borough??

1:43 pm, March 25, 2008

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brush it under the carpet and bury your heads in the sand. The usual Hackney Coucil response. Where is the council spokesman supporting local business and residents, reassuring us that it is safe to work and live in the borough??

1:44 pm, March 25, 2008

 
Blogger Luke Akehurst said...

This isn't the Hackney Council website and I'm not entitled to make statements on behalf of the council.

2:01 pm, March 25, 2008

 
Anonymous Rich said...

Labour isn't working....they are failing and the electorate know it. I really hope Brown calls an election this year as that way we can kiss goodbye to Labour for at least 40 years.

4:49 pm, March 25, 2008

 
Anonymous Wessexian said...

I'd say this was a bit of news that was a little too diverse or a touch too vibrant for reporting (we're meant to have an enforced celebration of diversity after all).

1:40 pm, March 26, 2008

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Much has been written about the Ken v Boris battle for London mayor, but travelling on the Tube through the City this morning I suspect Ken’s downfall may be hastened by changes afoot at Bank tube station.

Bank tube station
Commuters face chaos at Bank tube station

For months, hundreds of thousands of commuters using the main underground station in the City of London have had to tramp up and down broken escalators.

However, this week they have learned that the crucial connection between Bank and Monument tube station is to be closed from the end of this month until August 2009. The stated reason – to fix a couple of escalators.

The closure will hinder the journeys of hundreds of thousands of commuters every morning and if my tube train this morning is anything to go by people are angry and Ken is taking the blame.

To compound the problem, anyone travelling to and from Docklands and Canary Wharf will also be hit by a year long closure of Tower Gateway station.

Therefore the main public transport interchanges between Britain’s two main financial centres – the City and Canary Wharf – are effectively closed for more than a year.

It may seem small fry and localised but it will bring into sharp relief the failings of London’s transport system in the crucial weeks before the election.

Karl Rove, Bush’s electoral mastermind made much of successfully targeting very localised problems and Boris may find votes aplenty campaigning outside Bank underground station for a few days next month.

4:14 pm, March 26, 2008

 
Anonymous T_i_B said...

"Lib Dem mayoral candidate Brian Paddick has joined the foaming at the mouth contributors on the Guardian's comment is free."

Well how come you never seem to find Labour loyalists on any political discussion board. From Free Britannia to DU nobody ever makes any sort of case for Labour and it stands to reason that you aren't going to get your message across when that happens.

1:15 pm, March 27, 2008

 

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