With everything that is going on in RCT – rising council tax; education cuts; library; day centre; swimming pool and theatre closures; controversial changes to school catchment areas, etc ., you would think that Labour members, elected or otherwise would have better things to do than waste their time trying to wind us up.
Yet that is what apparently some of them like to spend their time doing.
Two of them were removed from the RCT Welsh Lib Dem facbook site yesterday – David Morris and Jeremy Williams. Now we have no problem with open debate, or with people disagreeing with our views, but personal attacks are certainly not going to go on unchecked.
We are without doubt the most open and accessible party in RCT. Cllr Mike Powell and myself in particular, but other members too, engage widely with members of the public in a variety of arenas. Facebook, Twitter, our website, this blog, not to mention public meetings and events. Unlike the Labour party we don’t hide away in case people say something ‘nasty’ about us. However, neither will we allow Labourites to spam our own sites with personal abuse.
There must surely be something more useful they can be doing within their communities rather than indulging in such childish practises. They could even try entering into some decent debate with reasoned arguments – except it is not, it seems, the Labour party way.
In a comment on the post he left (pictured above) David Morris stated that “Myself and Jeremy Williams have been un-democratically banned by Karen Roberts the Lib Dem Councillor from RCT who runs their facebook Page.”
Now this is factually inaccurate to begin with – I am not a Councillor, I am the Chair and Campaign manager of RCT Welsh Lib Dems which gives me the authority to speak on their behalf. As for being “un-democratically banned” maybe Mr Morris could ask the parents who oppose the nursery cuts, or those against Y Pant catchment changes, or the residents furious at the closure of Rhydyfelin library what they think of a Labour party member talking about something being undemocratic.