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Bonkers Blog March 2011

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15 March (Part 5) - The police state of Bexley

Cameras bannedFollowing the disgrace which was last Wednesday’s full council meeting the Chief Executive Will Tuckley let it be known that anyone wishing to take a camera to council meetings had to seek the permission of the mayor. Taking that as a cue, three emails went to the council seeking permission last Friday afternoon. None has been acknowledged. Mine specifically said that I merely wished to carry the camera in its case because it would have been in use on a prior assignment, and not take photographs inside the Civic Centre.

I was going to contact the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Communities and Local Government this afternoon about this further two fingers raised in his direction by Bexley council but out of the blue came confirmation that someone with far more clout than me had done so earlier today.

There is a public cabinet meeting at the Cesspit © at 7:30 this evening. It will be interesting to see if the leader is as scared of democracy as is Twankey.


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