I was sitting quietly ‘supping’ a pint in the Phelps Arms when I happened to overhear a conversation between three earnest-looking young men....one of them seemed to be the senior of the group and I heard him referred to as Cllr Palmer or Palmolive....to be honest there was a bit of a din so I may have it wrong.
Anyway, this tall, odd-looking fellow was holding forth to the others and claiming that come May he would be a member of the RBKC Executive Team.
According to this Palmer chappie there has to be a group meeting after the election and all the well-paid jobs will be ‘up for grabs’.
Palmer says that his friend, Cllr Mills is going to put herself up against Cllr Campbell and will be bound to win.
One of the others asked how could this be possible.
The councillor chappie said with a smug smirk, “ well when we de-selected all the old guard we got rid of all the Campbell supporters and replaced them with our own people....ok, they are a pretty dire bunch but they will get voted in and in gratitude they will support my friend, Julie. As I helped Julie with the selection process she has more or less promised me a plum job.
I might even become deputy leader”.
I have to say Cllr Palmer/Palmeira’s chums seemed nonplussed at the idea of him as deputy leader but I suppose this particular pig might fly!
Anyway, Dame, I can promise you that’s what I heard.
PS I also heard that Cllr Moylan regrets standing down and is looking to see if he can squeeze someone out.....
Yours very sincerely