Miliband speech was worthy of Lenin, according to Keith Prince

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Leader of Redbridge council Keith Prince was scathing in his criticisms of Ed Miliband Leader of Redbridge council Keith Prince was scathing in his criticisms of Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband’s election camapaign speech yesterday was “worthy of Lenin”, according to the council leader.

Referencing the communist revolutionary and Russian leader, Cllr Keith Prince was scathing in his criticism of the Labour leader as he launched his party’s local council election campaign at Redbridge Sport and Leisure Centre in Forest Road, Barkingside.

Miliband described Redbridge council’s Conservative and Liberal democrat coalition as a “microcosm” of a national government which is failing to tackle a cost of living crisis.

He announced he would cap rent increases in the private sector and abolish agents’ fees if in government.

Miliband also claimed there was a primary school places crisis in the borough, with some children having to travel too far.

But Cllr Prince rejected the Labour leader’s claims as “laughable”.

He said: “It was a speech worthy of Lenin. He is trying to fix the price of everything, it will be bananas next.

“The Conservatives support a free market, because fixing prices of things such as rent just doesn’t work.

“I agree the borough could be described as a microcosm of national government, but all councils are facing challenges that were caused by a Labour government and under the coalition we have seen the economy grow in the last few years.

“There is no crisis of primary school places in Redbridge. We have provided around 4,000 places for children in the last five years and have been provided with £90million from government for this. Plans are in place to find spaces for another 4,000 in the next five years.

“It is laughable, they have invited two clowns to the borough in the last few weeks, first Eddie Izzard and now Ed Miliband.”

Redbridge council has been a coalition of Liberal Democrats and Conservatives for eight years, but Labour has been bullish about its chances of seizing control of the council.

The local elections take place on May 22.

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4:22pm Fri 2 May 14

T. Watts says...

“The Conservatives support a free market, because fixing prices of things such as rent just doesn’t work."

No, they just fix the market to help their old public school friends in the City - and leave ordinary people to pick up the bill.
“The Conservatives support a free market, because fixing prices of things such as rent just doesn’t work." No, they just fix the market to help their old public school friends in the City - and leave ordinary people to pick up the bill. T. Watts
  • Score: 7

10:22am Sat 3 May 14

Heartlysmum says...

T. Watts wrote:
“The Conservatives support a free market, because fixing prices of things such as rent just doesn’t work."

No, they just fix the market to help their old public school friends in the City - and leave ordinary people to pick up the bill.
Jealous you were not let into a public school were we? You might have gained an education of merit.
[quote][p][bold]T. Watts[/bold] wrote: “The Conservatives support a free market, because fixing prices of things such as rent just doesn’t work." No, they just fix the market to help their old public school friends in the City - and leave ordinary people to pick up the bill.[/p][/quote]Jealous you were not let into a public school were we? You might have gained an education of merit. Heartlysmum
  • Score: 3

12:11pm Sat 3 May 14

mdj says...

'He announced he would cap rent increases in the private sector and abolish agents’ fees..'

How does this work? National Service for estate agents? Or a benign state bureaucracy which will, of course, be so much more efficient...?
'He announced he would cap rent increases in the private sector and abolish agents’ fees..' How does this work? National Service for estate agents? Or a benign state bureaucracy which will, of course, be so much more efficient...? mdj
  • Score: 5

1:32pm Sat 3 May 14

Villagecranberry says...

T. Watts wrote:
“The Conservatives support a free market, because fixing prices of things such as rent just doesn’t work."

No, they just fix the market to help their old public school friends in the City - and leave ordinary people to pick up the bill.
Like the champagne socialist nepotistic Labour Party who are now having lorry loads of plumage delivered to feather the nests of heirs apparatus in the guise of the sons of Prescott, Kinnock, Bliar and 'black face Morrismen' Straw.

All ready to be parachuted in to safe seats to keep the poor, poor, deny them advancement, give them benefits, stifle their development so that these new boys can buy their own offspring, like Blair did, million pound 'starter homes'.
[quote][p][bold]T. Watts[/bold] wrote: “The Conservatives support a free market, because fixing prices of things such as rent just doesn’t work." No, they just fix the market to help their old public school friends in the City - and leave ordinary people to pick up the bill.[/p][/quote]Like the champagne socialist nepotistic Labour Party who are now having lorry loads of plumage delivered to feather the nests of heirs apparatus in the guise of the sons of Prescott, Kinnock, Bliar and 'black face Morrismen' Straw. All ready to be parachuted in to safe seats to keep the poor, poor, deny them advancement, give them benefits, stifle their development so that these new boys can buy their own offspring, like Blair did, million pound 'starter homes'. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 1

8:27pm Sun 4 May 14

stickmanny says...

Regurgitate all you want, people of this city will vote for rent controls because the free (ie rigged) market only serves the rich.
Regurgitate all you want, people of this city will vote for rent controls because the free (ie rigged) market only serves the rich. stickmanny
  • Score: -2

2:09am Mon 5 May 14

Villagecranberry says...

stickmanny wrote:
Regurgitate all you want, people of this city will vote for rent controls because the free (ie rigged) market only serves the rich.
No, it serves the tenants, providing housing as there are hardly any social housing. As for the rich, there are numerous Labour Councillors letting out properties in the borough, all available information on line, also you have the king of Landlords Tony Bliar and his odious wife who have a property portfolio that many a Tory would envy.
[quote][p][bold]stickmanny[/bold] wrote: Regurgitate all you want, people of this city will vote for rent controls because the free (ie rigged) market only serves the rich.[/p][/quote]No, it serves the tenants, providing housing as there are hardly any social housing. As for the rich, there are numerous Labour Councillors letting out properties in the borough, all available information on line, also you have the king of Landlords Tony Bliar and his odious wife who have a property portfolio that many a Tory would envy. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 3

2:09am Mon 5 May 14

Villagecranberry says...

stickmanny wrote:
Regurgitate all you want, people of this city will vote for rent controls because the free (ie rigged) market only serves the rich.
No, it serves the tenants, providing housing as there are hardly any social housing. As for the rich, there are numerous Labour Councillors letting out properties in the borough, all available information on line, also you have the king of Landlords Tony Bliar and his odious wife who have a property portfolio that many a Tory would envy.
[quote][p][bold]stickmanny[/bold] wrote: Regurgitate all you want, people of this city will vote for rent controls because the free (ie rigged) market only serves the rich.[/p][/quote]No, it serves the tenants, providing housing as there are hardly any social housing. As for the rich, there are numerous Labour Councillors letting out properties in the borough, all available information on line, also you have the king of Landlords Tony Bliar and his odious wife who have a property portfolio that many a Tory would envy. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 0

12:37pm Tue 6 May 14

T. Watts says...

Heartlysmum wrote:
T. Watts wrote:
“The Conservatives support a free market, because fixing prices of things such as rent just doesn’t work."

No, they just fix the market to help their old public school friends in the City - and leave ordinary people to pick up the bill.
Jealous you were not let into a public school were we? You might have gained an education of merit.
Well if your level of literacy is the result of a public school, I'd ask for my money back!!!
[quote][p][bold]Heartlysmum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]T. Watts[/bold] wrote: “The Conservatives support a free market, because fixing prices of things such as rent just doesn’t work." No, they just fix the market to help their old public school friends in the City - and leave ordinary people to pick up the bill.[/p][/quote]Jealous you were not let into a public school were we? You might have gained an education of merit.[/p][/quote]Well if your level of literacy is the result of a public school, I'd ask for my money back!!! T. Watts
  • Score: -2

12:38pm Tue 6 May 14

T. Watts says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
stickmanny wrote:
Regurgitate all you want, people of this city will vote for rent controls because the free (ie rigged) market only serves the rich.
No, it serves the tenants, providing housing as there are hardly any social housing. As for the rich, there are numerous Labour Councillors letting out properties in the borough, all available information on line, also you have the king of Landlords Tony Bliar and his odious wife who have a property portfolio that many a Tory would envy.
Do the one about the green toothed lefties on the Orford Road, Cornbeefur. I miss that one.
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stickmanny[/bold] wrote: Regurgitate all you want, people of this city will vote for rent controls because the free (ie rigged) market only serves the rich.[/p][/quote]No, it serves the tenants, providing housing as there are hardly any social housing. As for the rich, there are numerous Labour Councillors letting out properties in the borough, all available information on line, also you have the king of Landlords Tony Bliar and his odious wife who have a property portfolio that many a Tory would envy.[/p][/quote]Do the one about the green toothed lefties on the Orford Road, Cornbeefur. I miss that one. T. Watts
  • Score: -2

9:11pm Tue 6 May 14

G Sladden says...

mdj wrote:
'He announced he would cap rent increases in the private sector and abolish agents’ fees..'

How does this work? National Service for estate agents? Or a benign state bureaucracy which will, of course, be so much more efficient...?
State bureaucracy may or may not prove more efficient (and it will never be benign!). But that's not the point. The point is to create another layer of public sector employees such as: quangocrats, civil servants, local government officials, researchers, analysts, inspectors, communicators, and 'officers' of various descriptions, who can continue to beef-up Labour. Or at least maintain it to a reasonably healthy state.
[quote][p][bold]mdj[/bold] wrote: 'He announced he would cap rent increases in the private sector and abolish agents’ fees..' How does this work? National Service for estate agents? Or a benign state bureaucracy which will, of course, be so much more efficient...?[/p][/quote]State bureaucracy may or may not prove more efficient (and it will never be benign!). But that's not the point. The point is to create another layer of public sector employees such as: quangocrats, civil servants, local government officials, researchers, analysts, inspectors, communicators, and 'officers' of various descriptions, who can continue to beef-up Labour. Or at least maintain it to a reasonably healthy state. G Sladden
  • Score: 1

9:13am Wed 7 May 14

Robert19 says...

So complaceny rules KO. Something needs to be done about housing nationally but particularly in London. Cllr Prince and his Tory friends are content to let the market sort it out. In the meantime I and indeed many other parents have adult children living at home because they cannot afford to rent let alone get a mortgage. Ed Miliband has at least opened a debate on what is of increasing worry. Even the IMF are showing concerns about overheated housing markets. All Cllr Prince can do is call him a clown and making a speech worthy of Lenin. Great - and people like him wonder why people are getting turned off politics. Let us have an adult debate rather than infantile name calling.
So complaceny rules KO. Something needs to be done about housing nationally but particularly in London. Cllr Prince and his Tory friends are content to let the market sort it out. In the meantime I and indeed many other parents have adult children living at home because they cannot afford to rent let alone get a mortgage. Ed Miliband has at least opened a debate on what is of increasing worry. Even the IMF are showing concerns about overheated housing markets. All Cllr Prince can do is call him a clown and making a speech worthy of Lenin. Great - and people like him wonder why people are getting turned off politics. Let us have an adult debate rather than infantile name calling. Robert19
  • Score: -1

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