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Letter: It's good to talk to each other.

Byline: Coun JAN DRINKWATER

Dear Editor, On Monday, February 12, at the cabinet meeting of the city council when the Long-bridge Area Action Plan was discussed, Coun Les Lawrence was vitriolic in his criticism of Richard Burden MP for omitting to mention training and education within his Vision for Longbridge.

He had obviously not even read the article in The Post, Feb 12, headlined: Why Longbridge must become the centre for education.

Coun Sue Barton is equally scathing (Post, Feb 16) about what she perceives to be the real cheek of an MP to have a vision in the first place.

This is just another example of the shambolic confusion within the current administration -don't they even talk to each other? Perhaps it is the word "vision" that they are having a difficulty with as it does not appear anywhere in their vocabulary so means all things to all Tories and, therefore, nothing to the people of Birmingham.

Finally, if we are talking about bandwagons, Coun Barton really should have spoken to Coun Hardeman first.

In a fine speech to the press at cabinet, the cabinet member for regeneration raved on about the vision of this administration for the Arena Central Development, when the report was quite clear that this is a vision conceived by the previous Labour administration but stalled for almost three years under this coalition - another example of decision paralysis perhaps?

But then a bandwagon is a bandwagon wherever it comes from!

Coun JAN DRINKWATER Weoley Ward
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Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Feb 20, 2007
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