Joe Anderson 'laughing' at Liberal Democrats over Liverpool Direct Limited
Liverpool council leader Joe Anderson has taken Liberal Democrat Flo Clucas to task over the 'bad deal' over Liverpool Direct Limited (LDL).
In a leaked email he tells Cllr Clucas that he's only just dried his eyes from laughing after reading her comments in the Daily Post that big questions needed to be asked over the deal.
Below is the full email:
From: Anderson, Joe (Leader of the City Council)
Sent: Wed 29/06/2011 10:25
To: Clucas, Flo; /*The Liberal Democrat Group Councillors; /*The Liberal Group Councillors; /*The Green Group Councillors; /*The Labour Group Councillors
Dear Cllr Clucas
Sorry for the late response to your comments in yesterdays Daily Post. I have only just managed to dry my eyes from the tears of laughter after reading them. I noted that you didn't turn up for the LDL Scrutiny Panel meeting on Monday to express your concerns or to the previous meetings.
The big questions that you suggest need to be asked about the refresh proposal as a result of you not turning up where never asked. Maybe you would be so kind as to do us the honour of turning up to today's Cabinet meeting to ask your big questions, or forward them on to me and I will ask them for You, as I am only to glad to assist.
The big questions may of course already have been asked certainly the most important ones have, l like who signed us up to such a bad deal in the first place? and of course, who accepted the cash for COC [Capital of Culture]? which of course was the previous Executive Board which you where on.
The deal which would have resulted in us paying back £30 million at least, now, while facing the most savage cuts the City has ever faced was as the DA said something that tied the hands of LCC. On considering the position you where in including you former colleagues who where Executive Board members no wonder you didn't turn up.
Cllr Joe Anderson