How to win friends and influence people in politics! The mostly absent member for Northwood has reappeared this morning, with a lengthy weblog entry timed neatly for the front page of this week's Thanet Gazette, attacking Labour leader, Clive Hart and the selection processes of Thanet Labour.
"sic Cllr Kay Dark had been secretly working with Conservative councillors to undermine her (Cllr Liz Green) as a Labour Kent County Councillor" and that he has been the subject of 'threats and intimidation.'
Readers should draw their own conclusions but other than 'Carter Ruck', the first two words that spring to mind are 'Paranoia' and 'Barking'. With only months to go to the local elections he's chucked a hand-grenade into his own political group in a manner which is most unlikely to find him support. It's all rather like the movie, 'The Godfather' with Clive Hart placed squarely in the sinister leading role. As a Conservative, I really can't thank him enough for revealing the power-struggle and inner strife within the Thanet Labour Group.