A few years back it was ex Mayor Barry Phelps kicked out over his sexualised emails of young boys; then Cllr Lamont. Lamont claimed his wife had inserted child porn on his computer....and no, Milud did not believe him
Keeping the spark of eccentricty alive is chairman of the Tall Society (yes, it exists) Cllr Mathew Palmer.
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Lord Sugar had a brief encounter with Palmer in the Apprentice and made damning comment about a councillor who likes to do his share dealing in the midst of important council debates.
Palmer storied past also involved being severly criticised by the Standards Committee for non declaration of his now defunct Council Skills training company.
But, more serious, is his hounding and harrassing of fellow councillors.
No one is immune. His particular targets are hard working and successful women.
Did young Matthew have a cruel and sadistic nanny as a child?
Could that account for his odd behaviour?
The Dame abhors censorship so many of the vile and unpleasant comments posted about fellow councillors are allowed to stand.
However, leader of the Labour Group, Emma Dent-Coad got so worn down that she has raised the matter with the local police.
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In one mad moment he thinks Justin Downes is the Dame; then in another it's Emma Dent Coad.
He even suggested the Pope is the culprit!
Maybe, he thinks that celebrity resident, Prince Charles, is the Dame. Cllr Palmer....you need help.
So yes, we do need to talk about a councillor whose very strange obsessions are a source of embarrassment to his party and fellow councillors.