Information about my work as a Labour Councillor for East Finchley in the London Borough of Barnet

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

One Barnet conference

Saturday saw the Barnet alliance for public services conference at the Cypriot Centre on Britannia Road.

It was an excellent event, with good explanations which described what the One Barnet in detail, and a hilarious presentation from John Dix, aka Mr. Reasonable. There were very uplifiting stories from Aberdeen and Edinburgh about how Unison have fought privatisation attempts there. The Q and A was good as well, clearly the interested people in the room understand wha tthe changes are completely, and why we have to stop them. This is useful because it helps the news can spread quickly to the rest of the community.

I read out the Labour business item to the council on tuesday, calling for a referrendum. The Tories are fond of referrendums, so lets see what happens...

I also made the point that the only way we will stop this monstrousity is by reaching out to voters in Conservative held wards and getting them to put pressure on their councillors.

I think that the more people know about it the less they like it, and we have to explain how it will affect people in their daily lives.