Out of Order

28 May

Whether or not you believe there are “Dinosaurs grazing” at Knowle (See SIN’s previous post, 24 May) , at the recent Full Council Meeting two serious dangers for democracy were shown to be lurking in the undergrowth.

They are:

1. What happens when one Party (whichever it is!) becomes too dominant.

Councillor Andrew Moulding’s comments to Cllr Wright  apparently breached the Code of Conduct. That other Conservative Councillors added further  derisory remarks, in support of what he had said, was not just shameful, but out of order.

2. The reasons why few people, especially the young, are attracted to politics, or even think it’s worthwhile voting.

Yet more candidates of the calibre and courtesy of  e. g. newly-elected Independent Councillor, Susie Bond, would help on both counts.

2 Responses to “Out of Order”

  1. Sandra Semple May 28, 2013 at 2:40 pm #

    Does anyone remember EDDC Tory Leader Sarah Randall-Johnson firing Councillor Philip Skinner from his Champion post because he sent her a sexist Christmas card? For those who may have forgotten, the link is here:
    http://boards.dailymail.co.uk/news-board-moderated/10226957-tory-councillor-loses-his-role-over-greetings-card.html
    Funny, looking back the comment (“I can demolish them all in my sleep”) has the same ring to it as the Graham Brown comment, “If I can’t get planning, no-one can”.!

  2. Marker May 28, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

    Errr of course. You know you have a point there… Why not say what you really mean. I thought exactly the same….

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