Another nail in the coffin of democracy in East Devon: officers and Cabinet rule

27 Nov

http://www.claire-wright.org/index.php/post/cabinet_rubber-stamps_public_speaking_restriction/

The democratic deficit widens and widens.  Officers and Cabinet now decide things behind closed doors and in defiance of committees.

What exactly is the point of being a non-Cabinet councillor now?  Just rubber stamp fodder.

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2 Responses to “Another nail in the coffin of democracy in East Devon: officers and Cabinet rule”

  1. Tim November 29, 2013 at 12:20 pm #

    This is not just a stupid decision for it’s own sake, it is a stupid decision to make as an election approaches.
    Be sure, all of those at EDDC who pop in here to see what’s going on, that it will be highlighted time and time again come election time.

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