I woke at five this morning, it was grey outside, fox cubs were playing in the garden, Missy the Cat was sleeping, me I was waking up in the back room having fallen asleep to the sound of BBC's news channel, very hypnotic the way the same headlines and stories, are repeated monotonously and any disturbing news filtering into my consciousness will be put to rights with BBC journalists gently giving child like explanations, and a dash of social perspective. If only local matters were so easily dealt with.
Still with the sun shining, for the later part of the morning over the hump and into early afternoon things have turned dark indeed, I was planning, first to post the good news that Cllr Ken Gregory could put the past behind him, particularly in the context of Cllr Mike Harrisons Labour reaching agreement to be nice or whatever! to Cllr Ian Driver although troubled as most of us are, since the much publicised kerfuffle of Cllr Mike Harrison receiving a warning from Kent Police under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, required him according to press reports not to contact Cllr Driver, even through third parties, the shock that they can now work together with just a month if that having elapsed is compounded by this from Cllr Ian Driver reported in the Telegraph "In my opinion Mike Harrison should be treated in the same way as Ken Gregory and suspended from his group. If he has any honour he should stand down as a councillor. I hope Mike Harrison will follow the terms of the notice. I will be complaining to the standards committee.
Just to clarify things, I've contacted Kent police, wondering if having made a complaint of some er hate crime I think, whether Cllr Mike Harrsion is now allowed to communicate with Cllr Driver and just out of curiosity, whether Cllr Ian Driver given the quick change in mood in their relationship, might have wasted police resources?
"Dark Forces" another quality production from the mysterious Independent Media Society (The Red Hall) left leaning group features Cllr John Worrow, who complains that nobody from the Conservative group, has apologised, since Cllr Ken Gregory left an abusive phone message, and why should they, the comment was made by Ken Gregory in a private capacity, he has been suspended from the Tory group for six months, Mike Harrison who made homophobic comment, was suspended for a token one month, something the hapless and challenged Cllr Clive Hart Labour leader, ought to be ashamed of.
How astonishing is the behaviour of some councillors but how reasonable the decision of Thanet council's standards committee that he (Gregory) did not break its code of conduct, as he was acting privately. Anyhow may I suggest you view the video below, and that all Thanet councillors take a chill pill, things are frankly out of hand, nobody even old gits like myself, gives a flying toss about homosexuality, (in either positive or negative sort of way) so please stop going on. Myself I get do however get hacked off when councillors take my money and then threaten me with police action for comments on this site.