I switched on the TV just after 21:30 this evening and who should be filling the
screen but councillor Katie Perrior, the one who claims she
couldn’t afford to
be a councillor if it wasn’t for her £22k. allowance because of the cost of child
care, so how she could justify being on Sky News late at night I have no idea.
With her was Stephen Pound, MP for Ealing North. At the moment I tuned in the
discussion was about Wandsworth council issuing an eviction notice to a woman
whose son has been charged with violent disorder in Clapham. Mr. Pound explained
how it could never happen because the law did not allow it whatever the council
might say. Ms. Perrior maintained all the integrity and honesty for which
Bexley council is renowned; she said on national TV, “Councils must find a way
around the law”. Whatever ones views on whether eviction is a sensible policy
or not, Perrior neatly sums up Bexley council, she thinks evading the law is the
thing to do.
She went on to implore viewers to “shop people who are ripping off the state”. I think I know what she meant but bearing in mind what Bexley council tax payers are being ripped off for by Bexley councillors, I couldn’t suppress a wry smile.
The picture is of Ian Clement, one time leader of Bexley council, now a convicted fraudster and Katie Perrior, another politician ready to trample all over the law of the land.