WOULD YOU BELIEVE IT!
At the Council meeting last week where the 2011/2012 budget was set, the Tories, who are the official opposition on Waltham Forests Labour Council, failed to put forward their own budget.
They also failed to support the Lib Dem budget, which tried to save some of the key services to vulnerable families and residents of the borough (see below for details). They tried to deride it and even went on to praise the Labour budget that cut services by millions.
Those at the meeting were taken aback by the ‘cosying up’ of the Tories to Labour. Some even said it looked like a ‘Love In’. When it came to the vote the Tories then ABSTAINED on both the Labour and Liberal Democrat budgets! So much for the Tory opposition on the Council.
The Liberal Democrat councillors were the ONLY opposition to Labour.