Cockell's tactic has meant honest, hardworking councillors, of an independent bent, are deprived of any worthwhile position. The excuse for this type of nonsense is always, " oh so and so is difficult to deal with". In reality, it means, "he keeps telling the truth".....and truth and our Rotten Borough make equally rotten bedfellows
Cllr Robert Freeman has been pointed out to the Dame as someone shoved to one side by Pootin. So the Dame asks why? It cannot be that Pootin thinks Freeman poorly qualified:he is, after all, a high level corporate lawyer, qualified to work in both London and New York. And Pootin's qualifications? Well best not to go there!
So, Freeman is kicked into the long grass, whilst useless lightweights, are given positions of power.
A business run in this way would go bust fast...but of course the Council is not a business: it's an income generating scheme for friends of Merrick Cockell. Cross him and you are out.
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