Much excited gathering at tonight's annual council meeting will most likely be adding to this blog as the night goes on. PLEASE NOTE ALL COMMENTS IN THIS POSTING ARE LIKELY TO BE INACCURATE AND PERSONAL OPINION.
I'm led to believe that a new post has been created, in yet another embarrassing move by Labour it's understood that the new post has been created to pander the independents.
Clark back as council chair no surprise, " quite surprised " says chair 15 minutes of waffle. Followed by tributes to Brian Goodwin
Standards arrangements agreed god knowns their enough of them eligible for standards committee to scrutinise myself I'm still considering my complaint against Cllr driver
Clive hart gets upset by Cllr Wise suggesting distracting unkind comments lots of laughs and little love
Looks like the Clive Hart has had to reward his excitable friends in the thanet independent group as one by one they've been reward with posts for allowing himself to remain "leader" what a shame that a disproportionate amount influence is given to this group not a good advert for democracy.
I cannot help but point out that 10,000 pounds has been taken away by Labour group from services and taxpayers in order to fund newly created post, which I assume have been created to maintain the illusion of leadership.
As I get ready to leave this meeting Cllr Iris Johnson referred if I'm correct to one of the labour members as a spoiled brat ( sorry thus comment was addressed in the direction of the Tories ) such is the excitement tonight. Like you I have to work hard to fund thanet council and will be leaving shortly to earn the lavish allowances. ( particularly the new post to keep things sweet)
It has just been pointed out that labour offered to cut allowances by 20% by the conservatives which of course they have not implemented such is their commitment to their own needs over the general public
Will Scobie creates controversy across the spectrum by referring to the disproportionate number of grey haired cllrs and is challenged. This was in a little speech which although it sounded earnest and important some thing to do with attracting a more diverse range of councillors frankly lost me. A bit like Blair or any other politico sound impressive and mean not a lot
As leave I cannot help thinking that the conservative have won the debate
Finally a functionary of the council has suggested that I'm using my phone not the case however that its being used as a phone I will admit using the Internet facilities of my smart phone although as I understand tweeting etc is accepted , judging by the interest shown by TIG members I assume they are not as interested in democracy and free expression as one might like
PS I'd be interested to hear from Worrow, Driver, or Cohen why they thought it necessary to stare at me in such a way as they did. Just prior to some council "officer" interrogating me over my phone.