My personal opinion that the judgement of Phil Woolas that he should lose his parliamentary seat, is more than justified and it would be fair if he repaid his salary since the last election and paid for the by-election.
We are all used to dirty tricks, politicians claiming credit for things that go well and side stepping disasters, but it appears that Mr Woolas plumbed new depths, using vile untrue racially motivated accusations to win a tight election.
Its good to see that Labour have seen fit to suspend Woolas from the Party, perhaps once Woolas has taken any legal steps to appeal or indeed side-step his outrageous election tactics Labour might make his suspension life long. Well done to Harriet Harman for an unequivocal condemnation.
Locally I question the judgement of Cllr David Green Mayor of Ramsgate decision to report on fellow councillor's recent court appearance, since this was reported elsewhere in the media, with the local newspapers also mentioning an addictive illness which whilst not excusing his actions, does give context.
None of us are perfect, alcoholism is as much an illness as any, Green's posting added nothing to our knowledge, the man in question clearly needs help, my view is perhaps best summed up by this quote in the Gazette from Cllr Ezekiel, " Justice has been done. But Ewen is battling an illness and I hope he can get the treatment and support he needs".