David Lammy: then and now

Paul Waugh’s blog has a post contrasting what David Lammy used to say about Baby P’s death with what he’s now saying:

November 19, BBC Radio 4’s World At One programme:

“Over the course of the weekend, 61 headteachers that have more experience than you or I, or Lynne Featherstone, have offered their reassurance that they feel Haringey has been protecting children.

December 1, BBC News 24:

“Clearly lessons have not been learned.  I think it is right that there is new leadership in Haringey.  This is a very dark and sad day for the people of Haringey. In relation to young, vulnerable children who need protection, there have been deep failures.  The report was littered with the words, ‘inadequate’, ‘poor’, ‘management failures’. Against that backdrop, we need change.  Change that must now come as a result of this inquiry.”

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  • I’ve always thought he was a self-righteous tosser!

  • David Lammy is, as ever, toeing the ‘put the Labour Party first line’- rather than the most vulnerable in his Tottenham consitutency. He only decided to lay into Haringey once Ed Balls delivered the terrible verdict on Baby P, when he felt it was okay to do so.
    Its comical the way he’s been portraying himself as a ‘British Barack Obama’
    Could you imagine Obama seeking to make excuses for a council allowing a baby to be tortured and murdered?
    At least his predecessor, Bernie Grant, was honest and much loved by his constituents, even if you didn’t always agree with him.

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