The Dame has had this interesting comment from a Conservative man in the street
left: a man in the street
"I am not unusual. I am a dyed in the wool Conservative. Sometimes I summon up the energy to vote in the local elections: most of the time-like the majority of residents, I don't.
Someone told me about the Hornet so I logged in. What I have read is hugely saddening and though I will continue to vote Conservative nationally, I will not bother to vote at Council Elections.
I don't know who the Dame is but the feeling I have is that the issues she points out don't exaggerate a deep sense of corruption and wrong doing by a clique whose motivations seem very much based on making as much money for themselves as possible.
I doubt that there is much difference between our council and any other where one leader and one political caste rule, year in, year out.
I have spoken to one or two Conservative councillors and I can understand that they don't like the Dame but maybe they should be thinking, that were they to be an effective backbench opposition, then the likes of Cllrs Cockell and Moylan would not treat residents with total contempt. As for the idea of promoting Cllr Feilding Mellen to leader...well that is just incredible.
Sometimes the Dame is harsh but before she came into being people told me that there was no curb on the behaviour of the Council. It does seem now we have a voice. I hope more and more residents will read the Hornet and get involved."