|Jimmy Choo - Picadilly|
I arrived back for the evening Council meeting with five minutes to spare and so missed the BBC's 'expose' of so-called 'Tribalism' at Thanet District Council.
I've just watched the recording and here it is if you missed it. To me it looks very much as if the BBC have been manipulated by the Thanet Independents but draw your own conclusions and perhaps watch some of the Council meetings referred to.
|Westgate on Sea Station|
In the light of such grave allegations, for Clive Hart's group to vote against a Royal Sands debate, I feel goes straight against the public interest and I'm sure we will be hearing more on the subject very soon.
Cllr Iris Johnston made a revealing comment last night, when she objected to me using my iPad in the chamber. Councillors may have spotted that at times when Labour members aren't using political hyperbole: "Punishing the working classes," as we heard last evening, they can be rather economical with the truth.
While I explained to the Chairman that I was using the iPad to look up the actual contents of the Chancellor's autumn statement and not Labour's version, Iris Johnston, objected on the ground that it gave me an opportunity to make 'Smart comments.' And there good reader, the gulf between the tired political dinosaurs in the Chamber and the modern world becomes a chasm. Why, because I thought, that checking the real facts about Tuesday's budget speech on benefits and having the Council information available to search, instantly in PDF form on a tablet, was an advantage over tons of useless and expensive paper!
I have to pop-out for a while but more later I hope.