A couple of weekends ago I visited the London Youth Games, hosted in Crystal Palace park. As always the games were hotly contested and I was pleased to see the top placed teams were separated by just a few points.
My boroughs did particularly well with Bromley getting 1st place and Bexley getting 5th, Lewisham also did well getting 2nd place overall and top place “Inner London borough”. I hope that all the young people involved feel justly proud of themselves.
It was a great pity that all the Labour councillors on Bexley council couldn’t have supported their team. Councillors from both sides of the chamber were horrified when Labour Councillor Harbans Buttar criticised their “failure”. I don’t know about you but 5th out of 31 boroughs is good going and Cllr Buttar’s comments deserved the derision they received.