Many Lib Dems, including myself, have been quick to attack Labour for their support of a councillor Miranda Grell accused of homophobic campaigning, who has subsequently been found guilty in court and will, in due course, be stripped of her office.
However, how can the Liberal Democrats in Waltham Forest criticise the activities of the Labour Party there, particularly their continued support for Miranda Grell, when the Liberal Democrats continue to work with labour in a joint administration on the local council ?
If Labour are out of order in continuing to support Miranda Grell then the Lib Dems need to withdraw their support from Labour, surely ?
Certainly I find it hard to disagree with Justin Hinchliffe who makes the point in a comment HERE. We should have nothing to do with homophobes. If that means the Tories running the council, then so be it. We would not work with the BNP (racists) to keep the Tories out, so we should not work with homophobes to do the same.
Update : People are suggesting there is a distinction between the Labour Party and Miranda Grell. I would agree were it not for the fact that the labour Party as an organisation ,the local MP's, Nicky Gavron (deputy Mayor of London), are all standing by her.