Mayor Joe Anderson protests a little too much. Yes, I remember one demonstration in 2011, but we are six years into Tory austerity and it has given us both an ever-growing national debt, now at £1.6 trillion, and massive cuts to services.
On Mayor Anderson’s own admission, the Tories just keep coming back for more and we could lose all our libraries, sports centres, street cleansing and more. The very fabric of this city is under threat. This is not a sign of success for a strategy of ‘realism.’ It is a sign that it has failed.
There are 6,980 Labour councillors. Imagine if even half that number put themselves at the head of a huge protest march outside 10, Downing Street. The political impact would be huge.
It is no time to talk about what he has done, but what he will do. Tory austerity is a busted flush. At the very least, we should be launching huge protests at the damage it is doing.