Maybe it was me, but at last nights Annual Council meeting, I thought that Labour members were a little subdued, sheepish perhaps plain embarrassed at the odd decision to give every member of the Thanet Independent Group a job. Clive Hart looked a bit quiet himself and was quickly upset by a bit of banter.
Nothing in politics changes, reflecting on events last night as I travel home from work after toiling overnight on improving the countries transport infrastructure, I cannot help but wonder what Clive Hart's administration is actually doing to improve the area.
My conclusion is that, the main beneficiaries so far are a small click of councillors in receipt of the largesse of Leader of the council. An additional couple of posts have been created which offer additional allowances to two members of Thanet Independent Group. Some of you will naturally be thinking, what a coincidence others will be thinking what err.... generous man Clive Hart is.
Me I'm just thinking what a blatant waste of money, a shabby betrayal of the men and women who built the Labour party. I just feel a little aggrieved that the additional £10,000 allowances gifted to a couple councillors last night will cancel out roughly the contributions of ten people like you and I who get up when the alarm clock goes off and do an honest days work, just so it can be p***ed away by hopeless politicians clutching to the delusion that they control the reigns of power.
Still to add insult to injury, I found rather sinister that part of Labours alliance, chose to instruct a council officer to challenge my reporting of proceedings (see previous post), absolutely disgraceful, a new Stalinist approach, particularly since in recent times, people have been encouraged to tweet etc.
No wonder the Labour alliance deal was greeted with cries of shame from councillors, and if council officers are to be instructed by the new alliance councillors to disrupt reporting of council business then SHAME ON LABOUR YOU ARE A DISGRACE TO DEMOCRACY.
Finally a quick read of Simon Moores and James Maskell blogs last night and both decided to sleep on events, probably a wise decision, me I was en route to work, and popped in to the meeting, missing the end of the meeting, so mulled over what I did witness on the drive to work. I expect an apology from Clive Hart on behalf of his new alliance, on the disgraceful attempt to intimidate and block free debate.
Good night or Good Morning
PS this will probably benefit from an edit or two when I wake.