Received 18 Oct. 2015:
“local labour admit hypocrisy and contempt for its own:
The BBC Sunday Politics programme, Yorkshire, 18 October 2015
This morning the decent people of South Yorkshire, many of whom once voted Labour, heard for themselves the confirmation that the local labour leaders hold their electorate in sheer and utter contempt.
When asked to explain the fiasco of the u-turn over an elected executive mayor for the region, as part of the bribe for money and powers that we should have anyway and without the imposed mayoral condition that devolves dictatorship not democracy, that paragon of labour loyalty, Angela Smith, who could not bring herself to vote in favour of her democratically elected leader, confirmed what we already knew:-
Firstly reinforcing the fact that ‘the deal is done’, which contradicts what is repeatedly being said by labour in Sheffield, who wrongly claim that the elected executive mayor issue and its associated thirty pieces of silver is a proposal; Angela Smith said:
“That’s the compromise deal we have made with government.”
So there we have it.
The local labour party, disloyal to their leader, has betrayed its principles and betrayed the trust of its electorate.
The ONLY conclusion is that, locally, labour cannot be trusted, and not a single word of whatever local labour says can ever be believed.
Perhaps the genuine and sincere members of The Labour Party should take back power and expunge those who have repeatedly shown that they have no respect for democracy, or for their electorate, or for their leader, and have even abandoned their humanity.”