Monday, February 25, 2008

Is it all about AA?

There is something very strange going on at the Council this month. They're having a full Council meeting just four weeks since the last one. We've been thinking that it was almost democratic but then we read the agenda and found ourselves in a corner of the office giggling like a pretty schoolgirl in pigtails.

The thing that made us giggle was a motion tabled by the councillor for Thamesmead, Jackie Smith, which essentially blames the Tory opposition for the failures in the local education results. We think it's worth saying here that the Tories have not been in power in Greenwich for well over the 30 years, so the idea that they could be to blame for anything in the Borough takes idiocy to a new level.

Jackie, we tip our hat to your idiocy and brass neck lunacy. Nay, we not only think you're an idiot, we think you're about as intelligent as an ameoba with Down Syndrome. We've decided to coin such stupidty as "idiot-plus-plus-good". Should our dear readers be wondering what the details of the motion are it goes like this.

Apparently, the Tories have not supported the "Achievement Agenda" in education and thus when Greenwich went from somewhere in the region of 20th from bottom, to bottom, it was all the fault of the Tory councillors that number barely more than ten in a council of over 50.

We have another theory about the motion though. It's not just about pointless party politics that no one cares about (as no normal people read or pay attention to the politics going on in Greenwich really). Putting aside the fact that so many cannot read because they were educated here, we couldn't help but notice that the acronym of "Achievement Agenda" is "AA".

Could it be that Councillor Smith was making an unprovoked, unprecendented, and decidely sneaky attack on one of her fellow councillors, and the possible issues they may or may not have with the bottle and the bottom of a glass? We couldn't possibly comment of course.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 'ameoba with Down Syndrome' comment is a little insulting. I am sure you could rephrase it.

10:01 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jokes about Downs Syndrome are never appropriate.

9:35 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like the Council have finally run out of excuses but this won't stop the Labour faithful voting for them again.
Regarding the other points, long live free speech.

5:29 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shows your true colours making jokes about learning disability

12:19 am  
Anonymous The Council Baiter said...

In desperate times - they pull out the 'lifejacket response' (a bit of PR spin management speak I noticed online today)!

I think the approach is: take no responsibility for your own utter lack of ability to perform your public role, or the mess that lies around your feet after you have been in post for far too long along with your fellow wotsits. Instead blame anyone else.

It's only a 'no blame' culture when it's in their own camp I see.

4:26 pm  
Anonymous Lighten up said...

We had a dog called syndrome! Good job Anonymous 1 and 2 weren't around when it got on the sofa.

9:12 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do think the work of Greenwich Watch does get a little clouded when it stoops to kicking people who may not be able to defend themselves. And may put off readers to boot. Anon 1

10:31 pm  
Blogger Penny Whistle said...

Very poor. Contrived and a gift to the opposition.

12:02 pm  

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