Gordon Brown Silences Council Dissent On Social Care Plans
A letter criticising Brown’s ill thought out and unfunded
election spin social care plans, published in the The Times was signed by 5 Labour controlled councils.
With the swiftness of Stalin responding to a coup, Brown acted and the Labour Councils withdrew their names from a campaign against Brown’s plans.
The row over Gordon Brown’s social care plans intensified last night when it emerged that five Labour councillors were put under pressure to withdraw their names from a campaign against his pledge to help the elderly.
All five Labour authorities that signed a letter to The Times criticising Mr Brown’s free home care idea as flawed and unfunded issued retractions within hours of the Department of Health learning of the existence of the letter. It also emerged that Downing Street knew of the operation to silence the Labour councils.
Downing Street denied that it had contacted the councillors. A political spokesman said: “There was no contact between anyone from No 10 and the councillors who chose to remove their names from what appears to be a Tory-orchestrated party political attack.”
Stephen O’Brien, the Conservative health spokesman, said of the letter retractions: “This is a desperate move from the Labour Party because they know their social care plans are in chaos. It shows just how bad things have got that they’re having to hush up their own councils. Everyone has told Labour there must be coherent long-term social care reform.”
Even Labour councils have no faith in Browns plans, so bankrupt in ideas the only answer Labour have left is to suppress dissent from within their own party.
Forcing the Labour councils to withdraw has done little to limit the damage publicly, the damage to the Labour party with this heavy handed tactic will just create scores to be settled at a later date.
Posted on February 11, 2010, in Broken Britain, Labour, Labour Financial Stupidy, Labour Lies, Labour Propaganda and tagged Gordon Brown, Gordon Brown Fiscal Incompetent, Labour. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.