Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Greening Manchester: Leech Gets Splinters in Butt

While Sir Howard Bernstein cheerfully answers everyone's Traffic Innovation Fund questions over at Manchester Confidential (also in local and regional papers) the local Lib Dem miserabalists call for the earth to be declared round demand a fair consultation. What visionaries they are! They really are.

John Leech MP is trying to have it both ways and giving no leadership. In effect he's saying that if more of his Libdemologist friends say NO in one of his unscientific Focus insultations he might then be for NO. Or if the loudest say NO he might just say NO too. Then again he might just get more splinters in his useless Libby butt, sitting on the fence.

'Twas only April 2006 when young visionary Cllr John Leech MP co-founded the all-party light rail group, such was his commitment then to schemes like this:

To examine issues concerning light rail; to raise awareness of those issues among parliamentarians; to provide a forum for discussion and debate on those issues; and to generate recommendations for the government to improve light rail and ultra-light rail.

Oh to be a fly on the wall at their next AGM, due any day now.


lorenzo23 said...

Bit of quandry for the local Lib-Dem franchise. Opposed to congestion charges, support expansion of Metrolink. Only now the government has played a blinder. You want a new Metro (yes please) then you have to take congestition charges to help fund it (oh no the motorist vote). But I'm sure they'll come up with some double-think to explain their new position.

Chris Paul said...

We'll have to wait and see. Leech is not the sharpest tool in the drawer.