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On Ward's Corner /Latin Village, Cllr Joe Ejiofor's closed-minded intransigence comes across with everything he says and how he says it The childish game he and Charles Adje played in the public "Cabinet" meeting only served to demonstrate how unfit both of them are for public office.
Why should David Lammy MP have the slightest inclination to help-out Grumpy Joe when he and bumbling Charles use Council cameras for their amateur Q & A sneer? (And as for Charles Adje, why should anyone who has looked into his prominent past screw-ups in Haringey have any confidence in his judgment?)
Fundamentally Joe doesn't seem to have grasped that he's lost the publicity battle over Ward's Corner/Latin Village. Why? Because the campaigners have far more public sympathy. They also have more flair, sparkle and creativity. Which isn't too hard while Joe Grumpy surrounds himself with nodding mediocre yes-people. But spend a few minutes exploring the Latin Village online and you can find music, dancing and, above all, serious passionate speakers with quite simply better arguments.
They've been successful in gaining support from high profile figures, media and organisations. These include David Lammy MP; and the U.N. (Yes, that UN.). A recent BBC World service news item made every attempt at balance, and still showed why the campaigners have all the best evidence and best songs.
There's also Guardian Journalist Aditya Chakrabortty, and The Nation journalist Ed Morales writing in the Washington Post. Maybe our Council's dull-as-ditchwater "socialist" allies of Cllr Grumpy should look-up Ed Morales and ask themselves if they are on the right side. Do they really want to carry Joe's albatross with him?
Because its 'Alas, poor dull Joe' even if the Wards Corner campaign does not win. He still loses as his negative "legacy" and reputation is assured. Yet another failed team captain who didn't understand the basics of cooperation and teamwork. And who steered Haringey obstinately even further down the civic league.