Friday, May 08, 2009

Still Brewing

While Mike Whitby publicly appears serene in the face of Randal Brew's tanks being drawn up on his political front lawn and professes to rise above these local difficulties, his minions are abroad, spreading the word on behalf of their master.

First, we had Alan Rudge, damning his party colleague and putting the boot in, accusing him of equivocating and not really being up to the job. Truly, with friends like that, Randal, your enemies can take a break.

Now, on the Birmingham Post website, somebody called 'Johann der Verräter' has popped up to support Whitless.

However, it should be noted that should Whitby retain his position, deservedly in my view, then there are certain people who are in positions of influence (put there by Whitby) who have acted as cowardly outriders for Brew and who will also pay a price for their conduct. They know who they are, and unlike Alan Rudge's public backing of Whitby, haven't had the guts to back Brew publicly. Meanwhile outside of the Council House, the public are wondering why the hell are the Tories looking to get rid of a man who Brew himself admits he agrees with on almost 100% of the issues. The reality is, that this is more about the ego of Brew and his band of cowardly malcontents than anything else. It does not reflect well on either them nor the Conservative Party in Birmingham.

It just seems strange to me that it is Randal up front on his own, but with no able lieutenants at his side.


So, any guesses which senior Tory with a good command of German is posting under a pseudonym that translates as John the Traitor...

In passing, I merely point out that Mike Whitby was himself educated in Germany...

5 comments:

Fergus said...

Ooh - never thought you'd believe that Mike was that computer-literate!!

PoliticalHack said...

Rumour has it that he frequents the Stirrer as a reader...

Sabine der Verräter said...

It strikes me that Herr Der Verräter has a point. Where the hell is the Brew team. I understand that a significant number of what one would call undecided or floating voters have yet to be approached either by Brew himself or anyone purporting to be acting on behalf of Brew.

Such has been the lack of activity on the part of the Brew campaign, one wonders if there will actually be a contest at all.

Watch this space for Brew challenging Cllr. Gregory instead.

Praguetory said...

I met a couple of Tory councillors the other day - one claimed not to have been approached by either side. In my experience, people work harder to protect what they have rather than what the future might hold.

PoliticalHack said...

I have to agree, PT. I suspect that the backbenchers won't end up voting to get rid of Whitby. It may well be that this is intended as a nasty shock to his delicate system and if he doesn't perform in the way that they expect over the next year, then there will be a proper challenge in 2010.