Well, the answer lies in the 'Rotten' bit. Smith was the senior Goldman Sachs director who resigned over what he claimed was the toxic culture of Goldmans. He lambasted the Bank's working culture as 'toxic and destructive'.
Goldman's fightback was pathetic and embarrassing, but around the world he is getting massive support.
Of course, they knew Smith was spot on....
|Smith...Standing Up For What Is Right|
Our councillors KNOW that under Cockell and Moylan(sub rosa) democracy has been demolished, yet for some reason they are like terrified sheep- unable to summon up the courage to take Cockell to one side and say, " we don't like the way you are running this council. And we don't like the fact that a local blog like the Hornet is now so popular that it will soon boast 100,000 unique visitors."
One has to hand it to Pootin Cockell....his adept management of Special Responsibility Allowances has allowed him to grip power as tenaciously as his near namesake Putin. But, in doing so, great damage is being caused to this Borough. Yes, historically, residents have voted Conservative-as if on auto-pilot, but low turnouts and lost seats demonstrate a depth of dissatisfaction rare in a True Blue borough.
Councillors should be inspired by Greg Smith: they need to stand up and say loudly, "Cllr Cockell, it is high time you moved on"