Wednesday, 16 November 2016

While The Iron Is Hot

The Durham Teaching Assistants will strike again next week, on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th November.

When was the last time that two thousand people in this country went on strike at all, never mind twice in three weeks?

The countdown to the elections has already begun.


  1. Do you have to give the Opposition scrutiny chairs, committee assignments, and all that? When our Rainbow Coalition takes control of County Hall in May, could we give Labour absolutely nothing?

    1. The most distinguished politician on Durham County Council, who was Labour for decades at District level but who was elected to the new unitary authority as an Independent, has no committee assignments whatever.

      It would depend on the numbers, of course. But so long as no Scrutiny Chair had the same affiliation as the corresponding Portfolio Holder, then there would be no reason to give Labour anything at all.