A LITTLE shuffle in the wrong direction for campaigners hoping to persuade Camden Council to stop using Vodafone for their mobile phone needs, some wally sent this around to all councillors yesterday:
Dear Camden Councillor,
Camden Council pay around £125,000 a month for Vodafone services.
Yet Vodafone have managed to avoid paying a £6 billion tax bill, and Camden Council are so short of money that they are cutting nurseries, services for the mentally disabled and libraries. On your website, you call these ‘very difficult decisions’.
There’s something wrong with this picture. We want you to stand up for council services against the tax dodgers.
We’re calling on you to end your contracts with Vodafone and quit using their Vodafone phones. We’d also like to you bring forward a resolution to council to support of getting Camden off of Vodafone.
London, United Kingdom
Ellen, of course, died last year from cancer after years of protesting and campaigning in Camden. She might have agreed with the petition and its intentions, but you don’t have to be a Peter Po-face to think posing as the ghost of the borough’s greatest ever heckler seems a little off-key. No good will come of it.