Cancellation of Spring Conference
I'm not impressed by the Labour Party's decision to cancel its 2009 Spring Conference reported in the press today.
It's pretty pathetic if we can't manage to organise an event in a way that is at least self-funding and ideally profit-making.
It's also insulting to Labour councillors as the main function of the Spring Conference is to discuss local government issues - and removes a platform that could have been used to launch our campaign for important County and Euro elections.
The proposed substitution of regional events was a disaster when it was tried before in 2007 - amateurish, poorly publicised and attended and attracting none of the beneficial collateral media coverage the Spring Conferences get.