Friday, 17 September 2010

Wel... (cough, choke)... Welcome Back Kingsley

Lambeth Councillor Kingsley Abrams who was suspended from the Lambeth Labour group after retaining his seat with an increased majority is to be rather‭ ‬grudgingly‭ “‬invited to rejoin the ranks‭”‬.

I say‭ ‬grudgingly because in addition to the short,‭ ‬rather curt message on the Labour in Lambeth website‭ ‬-‭ ‬which incidentally,‭ ‬contains no hint of reconciliation.‭ ‬The Lambeth Labour group has once again changed it’s tune and is now claiming that Councillor Abrams leaked‭ “‬highly confidential information to the Liberal Democrats in the run-up to the council elections‭”‬.

The original version of events was that he had been suspended for‭ "violating council email use policy‭" ‬after a nasty little entrapment operation run by supposedly neutral council officers went wrong.

And if the original version of this sorry tale was stretching credulity a bit far then this new version has definitely caused it to snap‭!

Quite frankly,‭ ‬the idea that a man who has been a dedicated member of the Labour Party for‭ ‬32‭ ‬years would pass confidential information to the Conservative Support Group...‭ ‬erm...‭ ‬I mean the Liberal Democrats...‭ ‬is bloody ridiculous.

I must admit I don’t know Kingsley Abrams very well but he always seemed to be a fairly decent bloke who,‭ ‬like me,‭ ‬believes that essential infrastructure such as social housing is far too important to be left in private hands.

The appalling mismanagement of Lambeth’s housing stock by the Lambeth Living ALMO and the collapse of Connaught only serve to underline that point.

Labour in Lambeth


  1. Councillor Abrams admitted leaking the information to the Lib Dems during his own appeal to the london Regional Labour party

  2. If you had bothered to read your copy of the appeal transcript instead of just looking at the cover you would have found no mention of any such admission.

    What do you mean you don't have one?

    I thought all you sicko-fan-tic nu-labour twonks had been given a copy.