still living in hope for the future of our party,
Democracy needs respect and tolerance for others’ views and there are troubling signs in both Labour and Conservative parties of this respect and tolerance breaking down. When as a result good people like you are driven out by the bullies, and I you are entitled not to want to put up with them, then it’s the worse for our society.
So, local politics will be the worse for your leaving the council but, as you are going to devote yourself to the town in other ways, all is not lost. I’m sure you will find fulfilling and useful things to occupy your skills.
Thank you for being an example of how to do it well in public service.
Also, well done for your entry in the Harlow Open. It’s an engaging photograph.
Genuinely sorry to hear that you felt it necessary to resign as Leader. You have done a lot for Harlow and its residents and as a result the future looks a lot brighter or Harlow’s future prosperity.
I wish you all the best for the future and I am delighted to hear that you will continue to work for the benefit of Harlow in the future.
Whether we like it or not, Academies are here to stay in the foreseeable future (and reducing it to a ‘supporting or not supporting equality’ is too simplistic to warrant a response). Given that, I am interested in exploring how to instill values of community engagement, equality, equity and solidarity. The Co-operative Schools movement, which most of Harlow’s schools are pursuing seems an excellent vehicle for doing that. I have already attended one parents session on it, and I will be actively engaging with it in the new term. As with all things, I am interested in positively making a difference, rather than just complaining about what I don’t like and can’t change.]]>
No mention of this school built with taxpayers money being handed to private sponsors for 125 years with little public accountability. So I must assume you support Academies, which is somewhat surprising for someone who professes to dislike inequality.]]>