This blog is really addressed to Dr. Moores, of whom I would like to say before anything else, appears to be, the subject of rather preposterous and unwarranted insinuations elsewhere in the Blogosphere.
That said I'm sure that some would agree that, when cllr. Simon Moores is discussing politics he is capable himself of coming out with his own brand of tosh.
On Tuesday I made reference to the Tory groups inexplicable, decision to throw vast amounts of money at senior top knobs within TDC's Administration. Now since Cllr. Moores chaired that particular committee and rubber stamped a rather generous increase, presumably already agreed with by Sandy's cabinet, so to some extent his comment to me, "I really you wish that it was all as simple as you paint it" is fair comment.
However, I cannot help but think, that leading members of our local conservative run council, are themselves easily led by council officers rather than the electorate in general, do you get the feeling that our Sandy has an agenda policy or even a clue, no thought so.
One thing that is clear, is the fact that the due to the economic downturn most council's including Thanet District Council will be experiencing a fall in the revenues, so what most of us would like to know, is whether Sandy, Roger and or financial supremo Martin Wise even bothered to suggest to chief executive Richard Samuel and his fellow officers, whether it wouldn't be fair and reasonable to have no increased salaries this year and share the burden of economic hardship experienced by most businesses and residents not employed in the public sector.
No one is asking Sandy and his rather lacklustre cohorts, to be mean to council staff, but really let's be honest what has Richard Samuel, assuming his pay scale has been increased done to deserve it and why do we now need a deputy chief executive also on an improved pay scale
It seems incredible that neither Sandy Roger or Martin Wise as tories have made any pronouncements on making real economies, such as staff cuts etc. I wonder what a real tory like Mrs T would make of this crowd, not a lot I suspect.