Thursday, April 08, 2010

The Bluh Doctrine on Wi-Fi

The election kick-off has no-doubt had an effect on discussion about the wi-fi, but the comments today by Councillor Des Moffat, Labour Western Ward, (and those of Councillor Wright from yesterday) feel like they've been keeping most of their powder dry for a while.

In Councillor Moffat's account of the cabinet meeting, the politicising of the scheme was criticised again by Councillor Bluh. Despite the obvious politicising by the Conservatives and even by Digital City, who still have the following blurb on their website.

"We want to see a flowering of this all over the country." - Caroline Spelman, Shadow secretary of state for communities and local government.

It's reassuring that individual councillors are putting up accounts of cabinet meetings, since the minutes we should be able to rely on are misleading.

Councillor Bluh seems to have developed his very own Bush-style doctrine on the wi-fi, with the Conservative party South Swindon Prospective Parliamentary Candidate standing a fair distance from his comments.

Swindon Centric Says ; - You're either with us, or you're against us on the wi-fi - (to skew a quote) Mr Bluh seems to believe there is no middle-ground, which is ironic as that's exactly the part of the electorate he needs to attract if he is to win his seat again.

P.S. - Winning his seat, in Dorcan, just became slightly higher in profile after this. Oh, the irony in the competitor's name too.

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