The Labour councillor of Grove Green ward since 2002 was re-elected last night

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Councillor Robbins will be formally elected at the council's AGM meeting on June 12 Councillor Robbins will be formally elected at the council's AGM meeting on June 12

Chris Robbins will continue his role as leader of Waltham Forest Council for the next four years.

The Grove Green ward councillor since 2002 was unanimously re-elected as leader of the Labour group at the party's annual general meeting (AGM) last night.

With the party winning 44 out of 60 seats at last Thursday's election, councillor Robbins was put forward as the sole candidate for the position, which he has held since 2009.

He spent his first year leading a coalition with the Liberal Democrats until 2010 when his party took overall control.

According to councillor Robbins, he claims it is the first time his party has gained control of the council for two successive terms since 1978 and the majority is the biggest the party has won since the council was formed in 1965.

"Labour is consolidating its position in Waltham Forest and if we continue to respond to residents’ ambitions and concerns I see no reason why we will not win again in 2018 and extend our councillor numbers," said Cllr Robbins.

Deputy leader of the council councillor Clyde Loakes says he is the sole nominee in the Labour party to be put forward for the deputy role.

Councillor Robbins will be formally elected at the council's AGM meeting on June 12.


 

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10:21am Thu 29 May 14

Villagecranberry says...

Oh no, it cannot get any worse surely?
Oh no, it cannot get any worse surely? Villagecranberry
  • Score: 18

10:45am Thu 29 May 14

RichieA70 says...

Nothing in the way of a opposition and some clueless & arrogant cllrs approved for selection term after term (Gray, Barnett, Wheeler, Pye to name a few). Bad news for the borough.
Nothing in the way of a opposition and some clueless & arrogant cllrs approved for selection term after term (Gray, Barnett, Wheeler, Pye to name a few). Bad news for the borough. RichieA70
  • Score: 21

1:42pm Thu 29 May 14

mdj says...

Mr Robbins must have invested in a chain mail jacket to keep Mr Loakes out of the job.
At least the later can console himself that he will soon have £30 million of 'Mini-Holland' money to play with. If previous experience of his financial genius concerning Pinkham's Way (£30 million), BNI (£11 million) WorkNet, Gun Field, O-Regen (possibly another £16 million, all down the drain) is any guide, this should result in a couple of bike stands and three forensic inquiries.
Mr Robbins must have invested in a chain mail jacket to keep Mr Loakes out of the job. At least the later can console himself that he will soon have £30 million of 'Mini-Holland' money to play with. If previous experience of his financial genius concerning Pinkham's Way (£30 million), BNI (£11 million) WorkNet, Gun Field, O-Regen (possibly another £16 million, all down the drain) is any guide, this should result in a couple of bike stands and three forensic inquiries. mdj
  • Score: 26

2:42pm Thu 29 May 14

Sam Hain says...

Looks more and more like a politburo. Thank you Tony Blair.
Looks more and more like a politburo. Thank you Tony Blair. Sam Hain
  • Score: 19

2:49pm Thu 29 May 14

everoptimistic says...

Mr Loakes will probably be having another go at a parliamentary seat next year. Shall we all write him a good reference?
Mr Loakes will probably be having another go at a parliamentary seat next year. Shall we all write him a good reference? everoptimistic
  • Score: 19

3:51pm Thu 29 May 14

the dame says...

I. too, am disappointed that we do not have a strong opposition which is always healthy. My main concern is that the turn out figures are so low that we never have a true picture. Whoever is chosen appears to be on a minority vote and is not truly representative. We have a General Election in 2015 so our new local Council will have to behave themselves as they are a reflection of the main parties.
I. too, am disappointed that we do not have a strong opposition which is always healthy. My main concern is that the turn out figures are so low that we never have a true picture. Whoever is chosen appears to be on a minority vote and is not truly representative. We have a General Election in 2015 so our new local Council will have to behave themselves as they are a reflection of the main parties. the dame
  • Score: 15

4:19pm Thu 29 May 14

RichieA70 says...

the dame wrote:
I. too, am disappointed that we do not have a strong opposition which is always healthy. My main concern is that the turn out figures are so low that we never have a true picture. Whoever is chosen appears to be on a minority vote and is not truly representative. We have a General Election in 2015 so our new local Council will have to behave themselves as they are a reflection of the main parties.
What makes you think they'll start behaving themselves - doesn't seem to have happened for years if at all.

Lack of strong opposition, a clique preventing decent, talented community champions from becoming councillors, coupled with 'jobs for life' officers who don't live in the area they affect continues to damage this borough.
[quote][p][bold]the dame[/bold] wrote: I. too, am disappointed that we do not have a strong opposition which is always healthy. My main concern is that the turn out figures are so low that we never have a true picture. Whoever is chosen appears to be on a minority vote and is not truly representative. We have a General Election in 2015 so our new local Council will have to behave themselves as they are a reflection of the main parties.[/p][/quote]What makes you think they'll start behaving themselves - doesn't seem to have happened for years if at all. Lack of strong opposition, a clique preventing decent, talented community champions from becoming councillors, coupled with 'jobs for life' officers who don't live in the area they affect continues to damage this borough. RichieA70
  • Score: 18

4:25pm Thu 29 May 14

Ferdy54 says...

mdj wrote:
Mr Robbins must have invested in a chain mail jacket to keep Mr Loakes out of the job.
At least the later can console himself that he will soon have £30 million of 'Mini-Holland' money to play with. If previous experience of his financial genius concerning Pinkham's Way (£30 million), BNI (£11 million) WorkNet, Gun Field, O-Regen (possibly another £16 million, all down the drain) is any guide, this should result in a couple of bike stands and three forensic inquiries.
You forgot the £700k spent on a big pavement and some benches at Chingford Mount.

After they demolished the public toilets and closed the local library!!!

And it was supposed to be the proposed site of a farmers market, but nobody thought about where people and their vans would park, so thats a white elephant now!!!

You couldnt make it up!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]mdj[/bold] wrote: Mr Robbins must have invested in a chain mail jacket to keep Mr Loakes out of the job. At least the later can console himself that he will soon have £30 million of 'Mini-Holland' money to play with. If previous experience of his financial genius concerning Pinkham's Way (£30 million), BNI (£11 million) WorkNet, Gun Field, O-Regen (possibly another £16 million, all down the drain) is any guide, this should result in a couple of bike stands and three forensic inquiries.[/p][/quote]You forgot the £700k spent on a big pavement and some benches at Chingford Mount. After they demolished the public toilets and closed the local library!!! And it was supposed to be the proposed site of a farmers market, but nobody thought about where people and their vans would park, so thats a white elephant now!!! You couldnt make it up!!!!! Ferdy54
  • Score: 24

4:36pm Thu 29 May 14

Howard Wolowitz says...

Nooooooo! These turkeys have outlived their positions. Robbins rag came through the door again just before the election, but no sign of him this time. Will they curtail this publication? Hopefully they will be hauled before the beak for contempt.
Nooooooo! These turkeys have outlived their positions. Robbins rag came through the door again just before the election, but no sign of him this time. Will they curtail this publication? Hopefully they will be hauled before the beak for contempt. Howard Wolowitz
  • Score: 13

4:47pm Thu 29 May 14

leytonoldboy2 says...

Howard Wolowitz wrote:
Nooooooo! These turkeys have outlived their positions. Robbins rag came through the door again just before the election, but no sign of him this time. Will they curtail this publication? Hopefully they will be hauled before the beak for contempt.
We've had another WFN this week. I wasn't expecting to see one for another 2 1/2 months. Time was that people bought the local paper to look at the election results - I wonder how the Guardian feel about this?
[quote][p][bold]Howard Wolowitz[/bold] wrote: Nooooooo! These turkeys have outlived their positions. Robbins rag came through the door again just before the election, but no sign of him this time. Will they curtail this publication? Hopefully they will be hauled before the beak for contempt.[/p][/quote]We've had another WFN this week. I wasn't expecting to see one for another 2 1/2 months. Time was that people bought the local paper to look at the election results - I wonder how the Guardian feel about this? leytonoldboy2
  • Score: 13

5:01pm Thu 29 May 14

James O'Rourke says...

mdj wrote:
Mr Robbins must have invested in a chain mail jacket to keep Mr Loakes out of the job. At least the later can console himself that he will soon have £30 million of 'Mini-Holland' money to play with. If previous experience of his financial genius concerning Pinkham's Way (£30 million), BNI (£11 million) WorkNet, Gun Field, O-Regen (possibly another £16 million, all down the drain) is any guide, this should result in a couple of bike stands and three forensic inquiries.
Cllr Loakes is not likely to challenge for a position that pays £50k pa when he accumatively gets nearly £70k pa from all his public appointments! Poorest 40% spend more than they earn whilst rich able to save over £18k a year. Under our political system rich get richer http://t.co/XJIyjEYl
4y
[quote][p][bold]mdj[/bold] wrote: Mr Robbins must have invested in a chain mail jacket to keep Mr Loakes out of the job. At least the later can console himself that he will soon have £30 million of 'Mini-Holland' money to play with. If previous experience of his financial genius concerning Pinkham's Way (£30 million), BNI (£11 million) WorkNet, Gun Field, O-Regen (possibly another £16 million, all down the drain) is any guide, this should result in a couple of bike stands and three forensic inquiries.[/p][/quote]Cllr Loakes is not likely to challenge for a position that pays £50k pa when he accumatively gets nearly £70k pa from all his public appointments! Poorest 40% spend more than they earn whilst rich able to save over £18k a year. Under our political system rich get richer http://t.co/XJIyjEYl 4y James O'Rourke
  • Score: 14

5:06pm Thu 29 May 14

mdj says...

'You forgot the £700k spent on a..'
Sadly, with Mr Loakes' record, any wastage of sums beneath £1 million comes under 'petty cash.' I could have filled the page.
Why his party still protects him is a mystery to outsiders.

As an afterthought, is Mr Akram, formerly the local Labour Party's Lord High Everything-Else, still treading the selfless path of public duty?
'You forgot the £700k spent on a..' Sadly, with Mr Loakes' record, any wastage of sums beneath £1 million comes under 'petty cash.' I could have filled the page. Why his party still protects him is a mystery to outsiders. As an afterthought, is Mr Akram, formerly the local Labour Party's Lord High Everything-Else, still treading the selfless path of public duty? mdj
  • Score: 13

5:14pm Thu 29 May 14

tillytrotter says...

OH DEAR, OH DEAR, OH DEAR !!!
OH DEAR, OH DEAR, OH DEAR !!! tillytrotter
  • Score: 9

5:52pm Thu 29 May 14

NTiratsoo says...

Perhaps when Cllr. Robbins has a moment, he can answer this letter, which I sent him in December 2009, and for some reason he has so far declined to respond to:

Dear Councillor Robbins,

In 2006, the LBWF's Better Neighbourhoods Initiative (BNI) team contracted to pay EduAction nearly £1m to run two programmes under the rubric Educational Attainment – ‘Late Arrivals Project’ and ‘Project 100/Vision 12’.

Regarding this contract, subsequent investigations have established that:

1. It was illegitimately procured, as admitted by Mr Roger Taylor, interim chief executive, in a letter to me of 29 July 2008.


2. There was considerable uncertainty about its true value, which was variously recorded as £932532, £804732, and £914428.


3. Whether it was legally formalised remains to be established, since when PricewaterhouseCoope
rs (PWC) later investigated, it was only able to locate a 'photocopy' of a contract which 'seemed' – PWC’s word - to refer inter alia to ‘Late Arrivals Project’ and ‘Project 100/Vision 12’.


4. PWC record final approval as having been given by Mr. Rob Pearce, who later joined Renaisi.


5. PWC found the programmes to have been only inconsistently monitored and audited, so that there must be substantial uncertainty about what was really achieved.

I note also that, when subsequently queried about these matters, LBWF repeatedly refused to respond, so that, for example, it took 11 (eleven) separate written inquiries about the contract’s procurement, stretching over the course of approximately a calendar year, before Mr Taylor made the admission cited in point 1, above.

Two questions arise.

First, in a letter dated 10 August 2008, Mr Roger Taylor told me, under the heading ‘Re: BNI EduAction Contract of 2006’ that a ‘disciplinary investigation’ was ‘well underway’. Please will you detail what this has found?

Second, since you were portfolio holder for education at this time, and no doubt a conscientious one at that, who knew all about the major programmes that were unfolding, please will you explain when you first became aware of this contract’s unusual features, and what you then did about them?

One final observation. The independent panel advises that a line should be drawn under many of the NRF programme’s flaws and failures, citing in particular Dr Foster. I am sure most sensible people will agree. But a million pounds is a million pounds, and so I am afraid that the legitimate questions posed here cannot so easily be disposed of.

Yours truly,

Nick Tiratsoo
Perhaps when Cllr. Robbins has a moment, he can answer this letter, which I sent him in December 2009, and for some reason he has so far declined to respond to: Dear Councillor Robbins, In 2006, the LBWF's Better Neighbourhoods Initiative (BNI) team contracted to pay EduAction nearly £1m to run two programmes under the rubric Educational Attainment – ‘Late Arrivals Project’ and ‘Project 100/Vision 12’. Regarding this contract, subsequent investigations have established that: 1. It was illegitimately procured, as admitted by Mr Roger Taylor, interim chief executive, in a letter to me of 29 July 2008. 2. There was considerable uncertainty about its true value, which was variously recorded as £932532, £804732, and £914428. 3. Whether it was legally formalised remains to be established, since when PricewaterhouseCoope rs (PWC) later investigated, it was only able to locate a 'photocopy' of a contract which 'seemed' – PWC’s word - to refer inter alia to ‘Late Arrivals Project’ and ‘Project 100/Vision 12’. 4. PWC record final approval as having been given by Mr. Rob Pearce, who later joined Renaisi. 5. PWC found the programmes to have been only inconsistently monitored and audited, so that there must be substantial uncertainty about what was really achieved. I note also that, when subsequently queried about these matters, LBWF repeatedly refused to respond, so that, for example, it took 11 (eleven) separate written inquiries about the contract’s procurement, stretching over the course of approximately a calendar year, before Mr Taylor made the admission cited in point 1, above. Two questions arise. First, in a letter dated 10 August 2008, Mr Roger Taylor told me, under the heading ‘Re: BNI EduAction Contract of 2006’ that a ‘disciplinary investigation’ was ‘well underway’. Please will you detail what this has found? Second, since you were portfolio holder for education at this time, and no doubt a conscientious one at that, who knew all about the major programmes that were unfolding, please will you explain when you first became aware of this contract’s unusual features, and what you then did about them? One final observation. The independent panel advises that a line should be drawn under many of the NRF programme’s flaws and failures, citing in particular Dr Foster. I am sure most sensible people will agree. But a million pounds is a million pounds, and so I am afraid that the legitimate questions posed here cannot so easily be disposed of. Yours truly, Nick Tiratsoo NTiratsoo
  • Score: 16

10:12pm Thu 29 May 14

Go42 says...

I wish him well, he has won and that is our local decision.Two things, he would be more respected if he stopped relying on Waltham Foreat News as a very crude "Pravda" and also also he could use his influence to have a directly elected Mayor. There is something more clearcut to voters plus the opportunity to have a "Borris" type character elected by a truly popular mandate. Chris is a disappointing apparatchik compared with Jukes next dooror Borris in City Hall. Frankly, ee drserve more voter power. Do hope that eother he or Pickles will continue to freeze thegCouncil Tax.
I wish him well, he has won and that is our local decision.Two things, he would be more respected if he stopped relying on Waltham Foreat News as a very crude "Pravda" and also also he could use his influence to have a directly elected Mayor. There is something more clearcut to voters plus the opportunity to have a "Borris" type character elected by a truly popular mandate. Chris is a disappointing apparatchik compared with Jukes next dooror Borris in City Hall. Frankly, ee drserve more voter power. Do hope that eother he or Pickles will continue to freeze thegCouncil Tax. Go42
  • Score: -7

10:37am Fri 30 May 14

the dame says...

A self-perpetuating buffoon such as Boris is the last thing that Waltham Forest needs. Heard on the grapevine that Terry Wheeler is to be the next Mayor of Waltham Forest - any comment?

On another tack, I would rather pay a little more Council Tax than
have funds cut from support services. Spend less of the Borough's income on 'fun weekends'.
A self-perpetuating buffoon such as Boris is the last thing that Waltham Forest needs. Heard on the grapevine that Terry Wheeler is to be the next Mayor of Waltham Forest - any comment? On another tack, I would rather pay a little more Council Tax than have funds cut from support services. Spend less of the Borough's income on 'fun weekends'. the dame
  • Score: 7

1:30pm Fri 30 May 14

RichieA70 says...

the dame wrote:
A self-perpetuating buffoon such as Boris is the last thing that Waltham Forest needs. Heard on the grapevine that Terry Wheeler is to be the next Mayor of Waltham Forest - any comment?

On another tack, I would rather pay a little more Council Tax than
have funds cut from support services. Spend less of the Borough's income on 'fun weekends'.
Terry Wheeler as the next Mayor? Ah yes, the cllr who tried to convince people closing Waltham Forest Pool & Track and building a swimming pool on the Arcade site would be a good idea. And that children would rather use the EMD/Granada as a UCKG church than as a cinema. And filmed on BBC London news eating a pizza in a school canteen and claiming its health benefits while the reporter's voice-over said 'squirm you may sir...'

A great man...
[quote][p][bold]the dame[/bold] wrote: A self-perpetuating buffoon such as Boris is the last thing that Waltham Forest needs. Heard on the grapevine that Terry Wheeler is to be the next Mayor of Waltham Forest - any comment? On another tack, I would rather pay a little more Council Tax than have funds cut from support services. Spend less of the Borough's income on 'fun weekends'.[/p][/quote]Terry Wheeler as the next Mayor? Ah yes, the cllr who tried to convince people closing Waltham Forest Pool & Track and building a swimming pool on the Arcade site would be a good idea. And that children would rather use the EMD/Granada as a UCKG church than as a cinema. And filmed on BBC London news eating a pizza in a school canteen and claiming its health benefits while the reporter's voice-over said 'squirm you may sir...' A great man... RichieA70
  • Score: 8

3:39pm Fri 30 May 14

Redbridge person says...

As my dad used to say..." stick a red rosette on a lump of wood ...and they will vote for it like sheep..."
As my dad used to say..." stick a red rosette on a lump of wood ...and they will vote for it like sheep..." Redbridge person
  • Score: 23

8:26pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Don't Give Up says...

MDJ overlooked the many millions of pounds wasted by Cllr. Loakes in his capacity as Chair of North London Waste.
In addition, are we to assume the recent 24% increase in salary Cllr. Loakes received for filling in on the Fuhrers responsibilities is now at an end!
MDJ overlooked the many millions of pounds wasted by Cllr. Loakes in his capacity as Chair of North London Waste. In addition, are we to assume the recent 24% increase in salary Cllr. Loakes received for filling in on the Fuhrers responsibilities is now at an end! Don't Give Up
  • Score: 4

11:58pm Mon 2 Jun 14

mdj says...

Google a permutation of NLW Authority/ Pinkham's way/ Fiasco/ Loakes, and you will find a host of stuff about this appalling waste of public money, estimated in the order of £30 million.
A side issue is the chaos caused by Mr Loakes' failure to consult over the plans with those local authorities outside London whose role in accepting a proportion of our waste is key to all planning in this area;
'Clyde Loakes and Rubbish Disposal: What Could Possibly ...
archipelago-of-truth
.blog.co.uk/.../clyd
e-loakes-and-rubbish
-disposal-wh'

In the midst of this debacle he was reappointed Chair of the NLWA! One can only assume that the other tools in that box are even blunter than he, or that he is protected from on high for reasons we can only surmise.

So we have to be grateful that, instead of Mr Loakes, the leadership is still held by a man who was censured at national level by his own party for his bullying conduct towards junior party members in this borough. What that must have consisted of to justify people fighting past several defensive layers of party bureaucracy to make a complaint stick is also something we can only imagine.
Google a permutation of NLW Authority/ Pinkham's way/ Fiasco/ Loakes, and you will find a host of stuff about this appalling waste of public money, estimated in the order of £30 million. A side issue is the chaos caused by Mr Loakes' failure to consult over the plans with those local authorities outside London whose role in accepting a proportion of our waste is key to all planning in this area; 'Clyde Loakes and Rubbish Disposal: What Could Possibly ... archipelago-of-truth .blog.co.uk/.../clyd e-loakes-and-rubbish -disposal-wh' In the midst of this debacle he was reappointed Chair of the NLWA! One can only assume that the other tools in that box are even blunter than he, or that he is protected from on high for reasons we can only surmise. So we have to be grateful that, instead of Mr Loakes, the leadership is still held by a man who was censured at national level by his own party for his bullying conduct towards junior party members in this borough. What that must have consisted of to justify people fighting past several defensive layers of party bureaucracy to make a complaint stick is also something we can only imagine. mdj
  • Score: 4

2:42pm Tue 3 Jun 14

T. Watts says...

BOO HOO BOO HOO!!!! The Tories didn't win. BOO HOO BOO HOO!!!! Neither did UKIP.

What is a racist, homophobic, nationalistic, free market, pro-City Banker sheep to do around here!!!???
BOO HOO BOO HOO!!!! The Tories didn't win. BOO HOO BOO HOO!!!! Neither did UKIP. What is a racist, homophobic, nationalistic, free market, pro-City Banker sheep to do around here!!!??? T. Watts
  • Score: 0

3:03pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Megamix says...

Mr Loakes bullying has not changed, for what I heard he does it on facebook
Mr Loakes bullying has not changed, for what I heard he does it on facebook Megamix
  • Score: 2

4:46pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Howard Wolowitz says...

Well it made the **** cry.
Well it made the **** cry. Howard Wolowitz
  • Score: -1

2:43pm Wed 4 Jun 14

myopinioncounts says...

Talking of Labour, why isn't the spoutings of Stella Creasey reported on this site as they are in the national papers?
"The unmarried Labour MP said without immigration women already in the UK will have to breed for Britain to support the growing number of pensioners."
Personally, I think Waltham Forest has already done it's bit on the immigration front!
Talking of Labour, why isn't the spoutings of Stella Creasey reported on this site as they are in the national papers? "The unmarried Labour MP said without immigration women already in the UK will have to breed for Britain to support the growing number of pensioners." Personally, I think Waltham Forest has already done it's bit on the immigration front! myopinioncounts
  • Score: 5

4:16pm Wed 4 Jun 14

mdj says...

The last census found that two-thirds of the babies born at Whipps Cross in the preceding year were to mothers born overseas, so Ms Creasy can set her mind at rest.

Obviously, she is recommending a Ponzi scheme: who is to pay in turn the pensions and other benefits of these immigrants, whose mostly low wages are already supposedly paying ours, while also sending as much as they can back to where they come from to support their own parents?

(The House of Lords Select Committee on Economic Affairs
www.migrationyorkshi
re.org.uk/.../YHRMPb
riefing_ec_impact_im
migra...)

One might simply call this the economic wisdom of an MP who is sponsored by the Coop, until one observes how directly Labour farm immigrants for profit, not merely votes, as witnessed by the many Labour councillors here who are landlords.

(House targeted by border force officials not Waltham Forest ...
www.guardian-series.
co.uk/.../10551495.H
ous...
Waltham Forest Guardian
Jul 16, 2013 )

Importing people to do lousy jobs who have impoverished themselves to get here, often illegally and at great risk, is an interesting update of debt-slavery and imperialism, which of course Ms Creasy is hotly against.

Has she ever wondered why Wonga is in business, when the Coop could be stealing its customers with much better deals?
The last census found that two-thirds of the babies born at Whipps Cross in the preceding year were to mothers born overseas, so Ms Creasy can set her mind at rest. Obviously, she is recommending a Ponzi scheme: who is to pay in turn the pensions and other benefits of these immigrants, whose mostly low wages are already supposedly paying ours, while also sending as much as they can back to where they come from to support their own parents? (The House of Lords Select Committee on Economic Affairs www.migrationyorkshi re.org.uk/.../YHRMPb riefing_ec_impact_im migra...) One might simply call this the economic wisdom of an MP who is sponsored by the Coop, until one observes how directly Labour farm immigrants for profit, not merely votes, as witnessed by the many Labour councillors here who are landlords. (House targeted by border force officials not Waltham Forest ... www.guardian-series. co.uk/.../10551495.H ous... Waltham Forest Guardian Jul 16, 2013 ) Importing people to do lousy jobs who have impoverished themselves to get here, often illegally and at great risk, is an interesting update of debt-slavery and imperialism, which of course Ms Creasy is hotly against. Has she ever wondered why Wonga is in business, when the Coop could be stealing its customers with much better deals? mdj
  • Score: 4

3:58pm Thu 5 Jun 14

myopinioncounts says...

This paper had a tradition of printing photos and details of the babies born in the first few hours of the New Year. After one year when 5 of the 6 babies shown were from ethnic minority groups the tradition stopped - I wonder why?
This paper had a tradition of printing photos and details of the babies born in the first few hours of the New Year. After one year when 5 of the 6 babies shown were from ethnic minority groups the tradition stopped - I wonder why? myopinioncounts
  • Score: 2

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