It was always the case that the parties involved in the Ladywell Pool campaign would make political capital out of the decision to keep it open. Everyone writes thier part a little bit bigger, a little bit bolder than in reality it was.
I can forgive them that.
But it takes some kind of brass neck for Steve Bullock to claim credit for it’s saviour. See here for the leaflet that Labour have put out claiming credit for the resolution of the fiasco they created.
It is up there with:
“I never wanted that eye anyway” Harold, Ex King of England 1066
“I’m glad that the British still control the Falklands, I’m sure they’ll do a great job” General Galtieri, Buenos Aires 1982
“The English team look good holding that cup, it will make an iconic image” Captain of the German football team, Wembley 1966
Feel free to send more examples.