|A right Rams FACup|
Cllr Robert Rams
It is quite clear that he takes responsibility for censoring the posters and leaflets. It is also quite clear that he has bowed to the immense public pressure in reversing the ban on the posters.The excuse for the ban was leaflet distributed by the Barent Alliance for Public Services BAPS. The exact text that Rams says is offensive goes as follows :-
“As a user of social services my view is that Barnet councillors don't give a sh...t about disabled people and their carers; how would they feel if they were in our situation?!" (a disabled person)
For the sake of clarity, the two .. in the word Sh..t were present in the leaflet. The Barnet Eye believes that Councillor Robert Rams is using a very lame excuse for imposing an ill thought out move. I asked Barnet Council to provide guidelines as to what leaflets and books could say in a Barnet library. They have not responded. Maybe tomorrow I will borrow Lady Chatterlys lover from Mill Hill library. I can assure Mr Rams that there is far more eye watering langauge in this book than any leaflet BAPS have issued. Maybe Councillor RAms would care to tell me whether the book is suitable?
The pronouncements and policies of the Barnet Tories get stranger by the day. I sometimes wonder if Rams and his chums are secretly a bunch of Trotskyite infiltrators, hell bent on destroying the credibility of the Conservative party in Barnet. Did he really believe he'd get away with such a Stalinist attempt at censorship without the staff in the Library service telling anyone. Surely Rams realises that of any department in Barnet Council understand the value of free speech it is the Library service. does he realise what a TW..T he looks?