Wednesday, May 29, 2013
A couple of contentions items are on the agenda tonight, one the never ending saga of the royal sands development, of which Michael child is expert and best placed to discuss
Next a more recent foul up, (please note other four letter words are available) the Transeuropa debacle, so far from my cursory view of the evidence we've had a couple of its not me Guv type communications from Tory and Labour, with no likelihood of any one putting their hands up.
I write this as I travel home from another hard day at the office (building railways) wondering if it's worth traipsing over to the council offices, for what it's worth I feel it's most likely to be a bit of a disappointment.
Will council officers be suspended/resign pending an enquiry, will Clive Hart admit that his lot are incapable monitoring the council finances, or Bob Bayford admit to reckless deals?
Please excuse the usual grammar spelling title cockups I'm posting this on the trip home.
UPDATE After the meeting
Neither Clive Hart or Bob Bayford or indeed the TDC Chief Exec or any officers resigned
Also this is my understanding hampered by an abysmal sound system £3,300,000. owed by Transeuropa is apparently just an illusion, to make it simple, they just failed to pay for services at Ramsgate Harbour Simples!
Just imagine you rented an asset like a house or this case a harbour and your customer failed to pay accumulating a debt of three million with no security, of course you'd just laugh it off.
Clive Hart and in this instance his alliance partner Bob Bayford, failed i'd say to convince most of the public of their joint defence.
The only members of the council with any comprehension of basic business principals seemed to be those independent members. Big Thank you to Tom King for articulation of the problem and Ian Driver for conveying the incredulity of the general public.