Tonight, at the full Council Meeting the idiot Pooter leads a debate proposing that "England is too centralised and English voters have not benefited from devolution".
This, of course, is a hobby horse of the disgraced ex Leader of Kensington and Chelsea and he needs more puff and coverage in his final days as Chairman of the Local Government Association.
So he has persuaded his old Tory colleagues to give him public time to puff.
Nothing wrong with this, since there is nothing better for the Councillors to shout about....but wait a minute: our profligate ex Leader is crowing that "voters should be given back a voice on a wider range of tax and spending decisions".
This is the stuff of nightmares......
- Has no one heard of Holland Park School?
Cockell spent £100 million to rebuild a perfectly good school in the face of Government guidelines that no school should cost more than £30 million?
- Has no one heard that Cockell's folly is costing tax payers £1 million every year in subsidy to Holland Park Opera?
- And how about his £30 million repaving, Soviet style, of the perfectly good Exhibition Road, with stone imported from China?
- and Chelsea Care....another £1 million down the plughole.
If localism means devolving spending to the likes of the useless failed fag salesman, Pooter Cockell the answer must be we don't want it.