I have to say I'd forgotten about the Margate Mayor making malarkey, until what I believe to have been one of those chauffeur driven civic cars (it had one of those coat arms type thingies could have been the queen I suppose) failing to indicate yesterday and cutting across my path at a roundabout up by the hospital.
Anyhoo I've always thought that the idea of a mayor is an anachronism, which should be left back in the middle ages where it belongs, particularly of the ceremonial type, admittedly such posts exist in general to give elderly past it dinosaurs, grown to tired to deal with the everyday horse trading of politics
Quite what Cllr Will Scobie has to offer in the role is beyond me, other than of course, to benefit the Labour Party's chances of securing a Kent county seat, with Will ingratiating himself visiting local organisations and old peoples homes and engaging no doubt in scintillating conversation, on life, politics and who knows what.
I worry that Will Scobie has the potential to become that, irritating cliche in politics the career politician, yes he is clearly talented and untainted, particularly some of the more outlandish activities in Thanet Labour.
I'm always troubled by the pomp surrounding politics, just coming back to the TDC? civic car ( or what I assume was) this seems a terrible waste of money, maybe posts such as Chairman of Thanet Council, could be given to those able to drive themselves, funding the cost out of those allowances we hear so much of.
I realise politicians have thick skins but I just wonder if Labour bods get embarrassed Lording it up.