Just a quick post. From a new entry on his blog tonight, Councillor Mike Flower seems to have had quite an unpleasant council meeting this evening. Councillor Ian Shires also comments on it in his blog – it looks like the change in leadership has precipitated some hostility. (Later Edit, 11:0AM 21th May – even the normally mild-mannered Garry Perry joins in the grumble) From the sounds of things, this could be a portent of future council meetings and I fear we could be in for the same hectoring, hostile and tribal idiocy that saw off this leadership twice before. I hope I’m wrong and that Mike Bird can find it within himself to pull this rabble back into order… still, it must be hard leading a group who’ve already dumped you once; I bet that makes for some uncomfortable moments at the coffee machine.
Meanwhile, the vulnerable of our town continue to suffer while the egos in charge seem to behave like petulant children. Wonderful.
Added at 12:32PM 21/5 – Marco Longhi displays the usual humbug – despite not being present at the meeting, he seems to be blaming the mayor for not keeping control. Nice to see the tory group riven along the old lines even still… I wonder how many more councillors are retiring to their woodsheds to whittle their grudges?