A LITTLE bit old, but it can’t go without a mention: The Liberal Democrats have hailed the Islington branch as the best opposition group in the country at their conference. Leader Terry Stacy must be very proud. That’s the Terry Stacy who was part of the writer’s club of Lib Dem leaders who sent a letter to The Times earlier this year urging a coalition shake-up. He publicly called on Pickles to resign.
This punchy approach, I’m told, has won him a few admirers from the Labour side (not that they would say it publicly). They’ve been mistaken if they were expecting him to roll over and count the cartoon stars around his eyes left by a crushing election defeat last May where the group lost its control of the Town Hall despite predictions to contrary.