Even the fatuous Cllr 'Mad Mat' Palmer has been heard to say his boss needs to step aside 'for the good of the Council.'
Pooter, in a vain attempt to quiet the storm has come up with a extraordinary reason for hanging on. He tells the troops the Prime Minister himself has commanded he stay put, "to see the TriBorough through"!
Of course, nobody believes Pooter, but like most dictators clinging to power, he sees conspiracy everywhere.
Pooter's dilemma is that he needs the dough and has nowhere else to go....
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To thwart her he has instructed the IT Department to prevent access to the Hornet through the RBK&C email server system.
It won't work: most councillors and staff use their home email systems. However, there is a principle at stake here: The Hornet, like it or not, is a conduit of important Borough information. By blocking the Dame Cockell is openly admitting he is losing his grip.
Every councillor should stand up and tell Pooter, "It is not the way we do things here: censorship is anathema to us."