In the waves of opprobrium that have swamped this council some truth has been lost.
The Dame, over the years, has been this council's harshest critic. Her venom has invariably been directed at the Cabinet Cabal that has so 'managed' things that 'freethinking' colleagues have been ostracised: Cllr Freeman is one clear example and there others.....
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So the truth is this....there are many admirable Conservative councillors: men and women who are honest and try their hardest just as there some who are corrupt and self-serving.
The same applies to the other side.
A few examples spring to mind...Cllrs Will, B. Campbell, Mackover, Lindsay and there are others.
It is wrong to throw out these babies with the bathwater.
So how do the allow one hundred flowers to blossom and utilise the best of talent whatever the political persuasion?
It's simple...we 'can' the Cabinet asap and revert to the Committee System: one we know works.
The Committee System draws upon the specific talents of all councillors, irrespective of their politics thus ensuring proper democracy flourishes.
Will the Cabinet even consider this quiet revolution?
It's doubtful.... so at the next election, we need to see candidates standing on the single ticket of reversion to the Committee system.
It will be an easy idea to sell to residents as they struggle with a stream of bad news.