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THE ORGAN GRINDER WORKS THE MONKEY

 Nationally and locally the Labour party is in turmoil with open warfare between Corbynista trots and the heirs of Blair. This explains the suspension of Debbie Abrahams, Labour’s parliamentary front bench spokesperson for Work and Pensions. The official line is that she “stood aside”. Mrs.

"UP THE WORKERS" SAY LOCAL LABOUR COUNCILLORS

One of the more outrageous claims of the Labour party is that it represents the interests of working people. Well, Sandwell’s Labour party under the unbenevolent dictatorship of Cllr Eling, Is doing its best to explode that myth.

PAUPER SPLASHES THE CASH

Cllr. Eling, Sandwell’s Labour leader, has a favourite tune “Buddy can you spare a dime”.

CHILDREN SUFFER

From the cradle to the grave, Sandwell’s Labour council fails its people. On the day that the latest Ofsted report on the council’s Childrens’ Service was published, Sandwell could only seek to divert public attention by trailing an increase in fees for funerals.

A PLAYGROUND BULLY?

Even as Cllr. Eling denies a culture of bullying at Sandwell council, one of his minions resorts to it.

GO ELING, GO

The stench from the Sandwell swamp reached Westminster yesterday when James Morris MP in a Parliamentary debate called for the resignation of Sandwell Labour leader Eling and government intervention in the borough to restore public confidence.

JUGGLING THE FIGURES

Last night’s Sandwell council meeting was chiefly concerned with next year’s budget, the projected 4.99% rise in council tax and how that particular pill might be sugared.

FAILING STANDARDS

The Sandwell Standards hearing against Cllr Mahboob Hussain has ended. Its result, never in doubt, (considering the resources which the council lavished on its prosecution,) that the councillor had broken the code of conduct.

NO PUNCH BUT THE SHOW GOES ON

Yesterday, despite the failure of Cllr. Mahboob Hussain to appear before it, the Standards Committee of Sandwell council decided to proceed to deal with the charges against him.