The head of the Conservative councils’ innovation unit and leader of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham has launched a blistering attack on the competence of the Shadow Cabinet.
In a discussion on increasing efficiency through reforming local government, reported by Public Finance magazine, Stephen Greenhalgh said:
“My mates are all in the shadow Cabinet, waiting to get those [ministerial] boxes, being terribly excited. I went to university with them, they haven’t run a piss-up in a brewery”
“They’re going to get a department of state, in one case running the finances of the nation.”
Earlier this year Mr Greenhalgh was in the news for his secret plans to demolish 3,500 homes in his borough.Like this article? Sign up to Left Foot Forward's weekday email for the latest progressive news and comment - and support campaigning journalism by making a donation today.