Tuesday 27 May 2014 5.03pm
Here's a link to Peter John's statement
DECENT HOMES DEBACLE: 2010 Pledge to make "make every council home warm, dry and safe" by 2016 is GONE and not refreshed. Non-decency is currently about c.50%
. Peter John now uses past tense
to claim that "we led
the way in London..to..make every council home warm dry and safe."
Homes at the Aylesbury, Heygate and elsewhere have been sold out of the HRA, and many homes will never be decent (Decent Homes is part of Warm, Dry & Safe).
NEW KITCHENS AND BATHROOMS DEBACLE: (or how to save Simon Hughes
Southwark Labour pledge "We will deliver a quality kitchen and bathroom for every council tenant."
Now, only a few days later the truth emerges with a programme that is "starting"
and with no end date.
What is the truth?
Many residents will not get a new kitchen or bathroom, they will get selected repairs - if they are lucky, because most will not get anything anytime soon.
Why was this foolish? Telling people on the doorstep "vote for us and you'll get a new kitchen and bathroom" enables the Lib Dems, to knock on Council home doors next year 2015 and ask "have you got a new kitchen or bathroom" Answer will be "no". "Oh. "you can't trust Labour. Vote for Simon". What a gift!
Stand by for a three year delay!!!
"The next four years
, we will go further still by increasing quality affordable childcare, making swimming and gym use free for all residents"
That is a 4 YEAR time frame.
All through the recent election campaign the public on SE1 or on Twitter asked for clarification. When? How? Who? Etc. And go NO response.
So now we begin to know the truth.
The electorate will not be forgiving of those who make promises and then fail to keep them: or rejiggle words to slip out of it.
Cheer up Lib Dems. Southwark Labours gimmicks may just have saved your MP!
Party politicians just can't help themselves. Finally its all about winning - entirely selfish - and tribal excited chanting "4 more years", yes, that is likely to be the end in 2018 - sooner or later!