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Bonkers Blog July 2014

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21 July (Part 1) - Two prize plonkers

I spent the weekend in Hampshire where it was hot and sunny and returned yesterday evening to gloomy skies, puddles and not too many emails. One told me that Mr. Barnbrook has at last completed his allegations of Misconduct in Public Office against Will Tuckley and councillor Cheryl Bacon and sent them off to the Metropolitan Police Commissioner on Saturday. They totalled 96 pages, weighed 510 grammes and cost £8.40 to post.

Two pratsBexley council has defended its rejection of a public question sent in eight days before a full council meeting when it only asks for seven clear days by saying it imposes an arbitrary cut off time of midnight two Fridays before their Wednesday full council meetings. It seems like another nonsense to me made up on the spur of the moment to deflect another criticism. Why not midnight two Sundays before the meeting? It would still be well within their requested seven day schedule and couldn’t possibly make any difference to the council compared to the preceding Friday, except of course if they had pulled the Sunday midnight time out of their hat it would not have excluded Mick Barnbrook’s question submitted by email on the Saturday.

The picture shows the pea brains responsible for this situation. Kevin Fox who created it and Akin Alabi who defended it.


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