It was all a bit difficult to follow tonight's meeting of the standards board, since to start off with the person chairing the meeting didn't wish to use the PA and when she did nobody could turn the damn thing on.
So this may be entirely wrong but Sandy seemed to have copped for two counts of being naughty, young deputy Roger I think got off largely, since those deliberating didn't discuss anything in public, it seems through some telepathy, which was never explained by the chair of the meeting they agreed to accept the reports recommendation which I hope like me you read over the weekend.
A break in the public performance was required so that, the standards bods could confer on whether Sandy's and Roger note of apology to councillors and not least Councillor Iris Johnson was enough of a punishment (I suppose it must have been like writing one of those thank you letters, your mother used to make you write, thanking an aunt for some hideous knitted item given as present).
Anyhow it seems Roger's letter was sufficient, however Sandy has been censured by the standards board, which will no doubt guarantee his best behaviour in future and every thing will be back to normal.
PS I forgot to mention that this business is estimated to have cost around thirty grand, so for my money and yours Sandy's behaviour has not only tarnished the image of Thanet and offended democracy by his behavior toward Cllr. Iris Johnson but cost a fortune and it seems the public rebuke to be hardly much of a penalty at all. As I thought yesterday it will be G & T's all round in the Last Chance Saloon for Sandy and crew again.