A SCREENSHOT beamed this way by one of council leader Sarah Hayward’s critical friends suggests there’s been a bit of teeth-grinding today. “Today I’m most reminded of Madeleine Albright’s ‘special place in hell’ quote,” she tells online pals on Facebook.
Albright’s well-known quote, of course, was in full: ‘There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.”
Who could she mean?, colleagues wondered collectively, a little taken aback by such stern terms, before Labour colleague and Camden’s Mayor Lazzaro Pietragnoli (or at least someone posting under his name and picture, I was only sent the screenshot) chimed in with…. well, you can see below.
In other, completely unrelated news, Angela Pober has hardly had a bean of media coverage during the whole Holborn and St Pancras selection saga, which did not seem right after she gained a branch nomination and a slot in front of this weekend’s short-listing committee.
So she landed in today’s New Journal with an interview in which she outlined some policy ideas but also described the other candidates ‘samey’. When asked whether it would feel weird competing against her group leader, she referenced that crazy old night back in 2012 when Sarah won control by just one vote.