I am now obtaining counsel's advice to consider what action should be taken to support the Officer's defamed by your publication, the words in the final paragraph of Madeline Homer's letter referring to an email letter sent to council leader Chris Wells, in which she claims Sir Rodger Gail MP has defamed various officer's
Crikey what could mild mannered Sir Rodger have possibly done to upset Thanet's council top bod, not much in my view. In writing to Chris Wells, about the compulsory purchase order of Manston Sir Rodger Gale did mention concerns over a the previous CPO of Dreamland, which might have resulted in over caution concerning the Manston Airport CPO.
The worst that Sir Rodger has done is to perhaps, I think, suggest that the negotiation for the Dreamland CPO could have been better. ( I would of course normally quote Sir Rodger directly however who knows whether or not Thanet's boss might not wish to spend more tax payers money on lawyers)
Like it or not Sir Rodger Gale was elected to office, and has done a good job over the years, I doubt many feel it appropriate for the appointed chief of Thanet council to be using public money to censor correspondence of local MP even if he is critical of the leader of the council Chris Wells.
PS I did ask Medellin Homer's office if it was ok for me to comment however as you might imagine I've had no response at the time of writing.
I also asked yesterday if they could actually name the council officers who have been defamed and of course, how much this legal hoo-ha was costing. no answer as yet! my guess and it's entirely speculative and detached from reality but once counsel (a lawyer to you and me) has stopped laughing, thought how much he can charge, factored in that the generous taxpaying residents of Thanet will be footing the bill, who knows it could be thousands!