I broke cover a little while ago now, when it became obvious to me that the Rotherham Politics blog often had valuable points and insights amongst the fanciful and the downright wrong!
This was largely going unchallenged and I also hoped that the odd fellow Labour member might join me in bringing some balance to the debate.
Unfortunately what we got was pretty abysmal, Jules and Anonymous, just carped and most comments were most embarrassing. If that’s the best they can do? Heaven help us!
As far as I can see there is actually nothing on here that could be regarded as bullying and to accuse them of it, is just a diversionary tactic employed by those uncomfortable with the issue at hand.
Rotherham Labour, I have recently discovered, is back in the ‘dark ages’ as far as internal decision making is concerned. Even the Mayoralty has become a political bauble in the gift of the Leader. As was, it turned out, the Labour candidacy for South Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner.
I joined the Labour Party quite some time ago now, haven’t been to many meetings because they were so boring, meetings will have a much higher priority from now on. I hope to see some of you over the next few months.
My challenge to Labour members therefore, is to engage constructively with Rotherham Politics.
Clearly it has become a fixture in South Yorkshire political life and ignoring it is making Labour a laughing stock. Paul Lakin should be congratulated for his response, it serves as a template for the kind of constructive and more open style of Leadership expected in the 21st century!