Can we have our Fire Engines back mister

Belatedly Waltham Forest Liberal Democrat Councillors have joined Leyton MP, John Cryer, demanding the return of two fire engines removed during the recent  industrial action by London firefighters.

What both parties have failed to realise is that Waltham Forest Council has a representative, paid £7,750 a year, sitting on the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority – Cllr Liaquat Ali.

The Truth Will Out team demands Cllr Ali earns his allowance, provided by us tax payers, and publicly report what he has done as a member of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority to get these vital assets back.

Now let’s wait for the deathly silence.

Government declares war on the town hall ‘Pravdas’

Biased Council ‘newspapers’, like Waltham Forest News, will soon face being taken to court by the Government if they breach strict rules on publishing political propaganda.

Communities and Local Government Secretary, Eric Pickles, has announced plans to limit council journals to four per year and insist that only material directly related to council services should be included.

This is welcome news particularly given Labour’s recent blatant hyperbole about the financial cuts and a visit to City Hall.

The Truth Will Out team are aware that, prior to the elections in May, all three Political Parties were briefed by the former Chief Executive, that the Council faced between £20 and £50m cuts.

The visit to City Hall article by a ‘cross-party’ delegation (5 Labour Councillors & naive Lib Dem leader, Cllr Bob Sullivan) suggests that they had a personal meeting with Boris Johnson.

According to a City Hall spokesperson no meeting with Mr Johnson had been scheduled and that the council’s delegation instead sat in the public gallery during the mayor’s question time with London Assembly members.

So much for honesty and transparency Cllr Robbins!