Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Quote of the Day

"We need to reclaim and re-enact our commitments to community. Default statism turns citizens into consumers and makes government a giant problem solver, which only increases our technical managerialism."

David Miliband on the challenges facing the Labour Party.

16 comments:

rvi said...

Sounds like he is a produck of Liebore's ejercashun polysees.

Blue Eyes said...

Brilliant, simply brilliant.

Scrobs... said...

Actually, the RDAs up North are much better prepared to work hard than those down South, and they're not being assaulted believe me.

Business Partner is leaping around all excited about a scheme where they've taken the trouble to call him up and propose a deal!

But I'm glad our own SEEDA is getting shoved into touch, because - at the risk of boring you again - as posted on Raedwald recently: -

Scrobs... said...

I'm delighted to see the back of SEEDA, which has been a bloated and useless hindrance to just about everything developable in the South East for far too long.

I have notes of a project where I was given a straight run by an energetic (for once), and innovative council, to look at one specific new-build scheme, worth about £7m. It had appeared at just the right time, and we fired up the team to do the deal.

That's until the next phone call to the SEEDA man, who effectively poured cold water over the whole scenario and immediately delayed the scheme for a year, which was exactly the time needed for the investors to go away, and make the 'exciting' project halt in it's tracks.

Then the recession hit home, and it wasn't even looked at for three years.

The same LA are now begging us to revisit the project, but as a minor shadow of its former self, and probably not worth doing; until SEEDA piss off for good that is...

And the latest news Lils, is that as of yesterday, the same Council has a huge struggle on its hands to get their preferred developer partner to lift a finger to help them, and unfortunately, that means that I've got to wait at least two months before the next phone discussion.

I might as well just forget it all, and by then I probably will have.

And all because a southern RDA mandarin interfered in something it didn't have a clue about!

And I* expect the awful Ed Balls-Cooper will filch some of the long words in this sorry tale on your post, and try and pass them off as his own.

lilith said...

Scrobs, I am so sorry to hear that these idiots have made your life such hell. I hope this lot doesn't pull the RDA before you get a chance to sign on the dotted line.

RVI, what on earth is he on about?

Brilliant it may be Blue Eyes, but what does it mean? ;-)

Blue Eyes said...

That's why it's so brilliant, L. A cacophony of nonsense masquerading as informed debate.

If the leadership contenders keep this up we may have two or even three parliaments without a Labour majority.

lilith said...

Let's hope this lot are all retired by the time Labour gets in...they are all so brilliant they won't have any trouble getting jobs in the real world.

Electro-Kevin said...

Whatever Miliband is trying to say he had 13 years to implement it... and didn't.

Elby the Beserk said...

Guido has a good post on Miliband Major today, and harks back to the glorious Wiki blog page he (Militwat) put up which was overrun by pranksters.

He also noted that again and again in what Milicunt wrote was the phrase

"Citizens will..."

Labour down to a T. Do as you are told,citizen, else...

What the fuck happened to our country that these aliens got into power?

Tuscan Tony said...

I am ashamed to say I didn't understand that.

p.s. my old dad (over at the moment) revealed at lunch today we're a family of Somerset peasants originally, there's a graveyard stuffed with us down there somewhere. More data as it gets uncovered.

the beast of frome said...

"I'm a shallow useless cunt"
Would have sufficed for either of the Milliband scum
Lil .tell Elby that he can make me breakfast anytime
And so to bed

lilith said...

TT, why doesn't that surprise me? :-)

My mum has done some digging and it would seem that I do have English antecedents...from Norfolk!

lilith said...

Elby does the best breakfast, doesn't he Beast? Bacon that tastes like it used to, eggs with lush orange yolks, chippolatas cooked to perfection, rigani dusted tomatoes...washed down with lashings of hot tea :-)

the hairy handed beast said...

Elby is the boss when it comes to breakfast

Woman on a Raft said...

makes government a giant problem solver

No it didn't.

lilith said...

Woman on a Raft, I LOVE YOUR BLOG! I am about to give up totally for a bit but will visit often.

Woman on a Raft said...

Have a lovely summer then, and don't forget to let us know what adventures you have.