THE Lib Dems in Camden have made the amount of money the council spends on communications – and the form those communications take – a top line of attack on their agenda. It’s all about Labour councillors being brilliant, they argue.
The debate over the Pickles-defying increased frequency of the council magazine will not have calmed things down – despite the Town Hall getting a sort of thumbs up from Guardian media blogger Roy Greenslade – and there was a rather messy exchange between the Lib Dems and Sarah Hayward at the last full council meeting over the hiring of new staff. This, Sarah explained, was part of a wider cost-cutting restructure.
With all that bubbling on, maybe the pound signs hashtag on one tweet sent last week – a spot of excitement, but with potential to be construed the wrong way – may have caused a teeny-tiny bit of frustration up at Judd Street. It’s a sensitive old subject, a familiar battleground where everybody needs to be on-message.