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It may be painful to confront the past but if you don't, then you will (as the saying goes) almost certainly make the same mistakes again
I have to agree with Ray Jones that the cabinet system of local government is failing - we see this in Haringey clearly
There was a lot for serving LBH councillors and local politicos to take away from the talk - hopefully they'll read the book.
Disappointingly and perhaps telling that not a single sitting councillor from @HaringeyLabour was there - they should have been.
Apart from 3 former cllrs (2 Lab and 1 LD),audience was made up from people in social work and child protection who made interesting points
Fascinating and illuminating talk from Prof Ray Jones on the Baby P case @Biggreenbooks
RT @ArchdeaconLuke: @LizIxer @tottenhamlife The great (Tottenham) architect Wm Butterfield who restored the church in the 19c is to be commemorated on Sept 7
RT @ArchdeaconLuke: @LizIxer @tottenhamlife Tottenham is one of those places where clergy stay on. The current incumbent is coming up 40 years in post.
RT @openculture: George Orwell Reviews Mein Kampf (1940): Hitler envisages "a horrible brainless empire”
RT @SlateMoneybox: Weird fact: In Australia, businesses get to vote in local elections
RT @IslingtonMuseum: A photo of Seven Sisters Rd, from the Islington 1914-18 collection #WW1 @finsbury_pk
Thanks for joining me by reading my local history notes. A reminder that all info is from Christine Protz excellent #Tottenham A History
RT @GRAD_London: Just had a look at ‘The Sierpinski Tree’, now on the South Bank, inspired by Polish mathematician Waclaw Sierpiński
Coombes Croft is of course the name of one of the libraries in Tottenham now (no longer in Marsh Lane)
Coombes Croft was originally the name of the #Tottenham workhouse in Marsh Lane built 1760 #history
Early #feminist and social reformer, Quaker Priscilla Wakefield was #Tottenham born
One of #Tottenham 's famous residents, a great Arabic scholar and mathematician William Bedwell
RT @richardjgodwin: @LizIxer The requisition of the "commons" by wealthy landowners is as old as capital!
Ye olde #Gentrificationwatch in 16thC #tottenham - C Protz Tottenham a history
One for @icey_mark > Ben Saunders talks about his Scott Expedition | #BooksaboutTown
Don't miss your chance to sit on a good book with @BooksaboutTown My #dayout on @Harringayonline:
RT @GreggstheBakers: Aaaand relax! Maybe those kind folks @GoogleUK could give us the doodle tomorrow?
RT @PJN74: I'd happily plough my way through the entire pastry section at Greggs, before starting on the doughnuts. If that makes me scum, so be it.
Interested @Harringay4shops ? RT @CommunitiesUK: Tell us and show us why your high street is great! #GBHighSt
Gah! Tissue in the wash #laundrytweet
RT @aflashbak: A group of QPR fans with their tickets for the match against Chelsea. Feb.15 1970.
RT @laurenzcollins: 1987: Father of your firstborn disappears. 2012: You find out he was an undercover spy. Story, by me, in @NewYorker.
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