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More BS from the Hornet. Delete "Conservative" and replace it with "Labour"
Palmer....back in your box...by the way can you tell us who got into trouble for making a huge number of phone calls to Oz from Manor St some years ago and forced to pay back £500
"Well pugged in..." Dame? Where is the dog?
The Dame has some very nosey little pugs...hence pugged in
Scribe is too kind. The calamities are Mellen, Weatherhead and Warwick. The true dynamics were that an uncertain and frightened prospective Leader, uncertain of his strength, went to the weakest councillors (Weatherhead and Warwick)and promised them office in return for their vote. After the first round vote, with two runner ups (Moylan and Mellen), Paget-Brown saw his opportunity to promise Mellen the Deputy Leader position in return for his agreeing to withdraw. This is the grubby end of politics.Paget-Brown played his cards, got his Leadership, and residents are lumbered with three totally unsuitable individuals in the Administration. There are others who deserve the positions.But it could be worse.
Yes, Moylan as leader and Mellen as deputy....
We must at least congratulate Cllr Paget Brown for his good sense in avoiding Moylan.It's unfortunate that Miss Weatherhead has accepted a cabinet post. She has been a fine councillor and age comes to us all. Beckham knows when to bow out gracefully, with thanks from all.Cllr Ahern dislikes the peasantry.Having seen Cllr Warwick in action, it does not augur well.The problems in Planning will not be solved by removing a couple of senior officers. The situation is far too serious. It will take a true revolution.
It's very odd how socially disadvantaged Irishmen like Ahern and Moylan get very up themselves when money and a little bit of power propel them up the social scale. Ahern's parents managed to scrape the money together to get the boy to Ampleforth. There he found that he was rather looked down on as being a bit 'bog'....luckily he married a very pushy coppers's daughter who made bags of money in the City....lucky old Tim was made and then Phillipa gave him the keys of their grand house when she got tired of him!Moylan is the same. Very modest background, but after being pushed by the dodgy Brothers of the Oratory and some judicious elocution lessons lost the Birmingham accent and the rest is history
Nothing is more telling or tedious than the endless comments on the background of various councillors. It's all so 19th century. Eton, Oxford and the Bullingdon Club are likely to be the reason D Cameron failed to achieve a majority in a 21st century general election. I made the comment at 10.37. The issues are the current failings of certain cabinet members, not whether their families appear in the Doomsday Book.Perhaps the debate can now turn to Planning. Plenty to discuss.
Cllr Weatherhead is not in the Cabinet; she is chairman of the Regulation and Enforcement Committee - a very minor post that merely looks at who is allowed to have tables and chairs outside their premises - it is a sinecure indeed - to keep her happy until her retirement next year.
It was never claimed she was in the Cabinet: just that she had been 'looked after'It's crazy looking after people like her at the expense of the up and coming.
Cllr Moylan is undergoing one huge sulk. He has told friends that he is stunned that nothing came his way after the Cabinet shake up. He is also furious about some of the lightweight and brain dead appointments.
Fly On The Wall, there is some good news. Cllr Palmer is well and truly buried. Not a sign of his name on any single list. He is wild and distrusted by his colleagues. One of those sheltered by Cockell who is no more for this life. A UKIP prospect perhaps?
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