“Decisions not dead cats” Leader of Harlow Labour urges Tories to concentrate on delivering promises
News / Tue 30th Nov 2021 at 05:33pm
THE LEADER OF Harlow Labour has told YH that he wished the Harlow Conservatives would “concentrate on keeping their promises” rather than criticising Labour.
Councillor Chris Vince said “You know that things aren’t going well for the Conservative’s when they revert to ‘throwing dead cats’ at the press, an effective strategy used by Dominic Cummings where he’d quickly throw out a news story to cover up one he wanted buried.
However, Dominic Cummings eventually ran out of dead cats and was found out for what he was. I suspect eventually the Harlow Conservatives will suffer their own ‘Barnard Castle.’
However, I would like to put the record straight on the accusations being spewed out by a desperate administration:
“I suppose I shouldn’t be too surprised to see the Harlow Conservatives resorting to this sort of tactic. We’ve got record waiting times in A&E, a Prime Minister who is more at home at Peppa Pig World than running the country and locally we’ve still seen no sign of this Council Tax cut the Conservatives promised ‘immediately’ when they were trying to get elected.
Over seven months into their administration all we have from the Tories is an endless attempt to bash the previous Labour administration, empty promises and of course dead cats. Harlow residents deserve better!
“Personally I’d much rather spend my time helping the residents of Harlow and supporting my local community than having to waste my time having to responding to spurious claims from Conservative Councillors”.
Cllr Vince, how many homeless people are there in Harlow, please
I think dead cats is very insensitive
Hi Peter. As you may know in my day job I work for a homeless charity. The number varies and the issue of 'hidden homeless' e.g. people who are sofa surfing is larger than rough sleeping. Linda, as an animal lover and vegetarian I don't like it either. It's not a phrase I coined personally but it is the terminology used.
Talking of Pegga Pig, I wonder if readers have noticed a recurring pig theme with former members of Oxford University's Bullingdon Club and Conservative Prime Ministers?
Chris, I appreciate that numbers vary but surely it is possible to say something like "on a good day it will be around 10, on a bad day around 50", I am sure your charity keeps stats. I am not looking to catch anyone out, just looking to understand the issue better. After all Harlow is getting £1.1 million of taxpayers money