06 November 2008

What is going on in H&F?

Just a few days away and, coming back, H&F seems to be going through an intense period of Tory madness.

Reeling from the backlash by local residents against the chaos caused by the Westfield development, the Tory council is rushing through measures to deal with parking problems.

This comes just days after the council rather bizarrely described Westfield as a 'cathedral of consumer capitalism'. So in awe of the developers, the council clearly failed to anticipate the practical implications of Westfield for life in Shepherds Bush.

Elsewhere residents are up in arms about lapdancing and hotel developments and plans to sell off council estates, let alone a local park being hired out for polo matches and the council's call centre being relocated to Rochdale. What is going on?!

PS And just as his leader tries to don Obama's mantle, apparently Tory MP for Fulham Greg Hands cast his vote for John McCain and Sarah Palin! Was that a 'vote for change'?

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