Wednesday, 20 October 2010

two-faced Basher

posts pictures of councillors texting and going on Facebook on their phones during last night's council meeting, and slags them off for it, but himself posts the following:

Am sitting in the Council chamber. Have just sat down after presenting the Maiden Erlegh petition to council and asking two questions. I was shocked and dismayed that Tory Cllr Ralph tried to dodge any questions about whether the Council will support residents with legal action. I was also shocked to hear him try and blame the Labour Party for the problem and deviated from the cross party work which we have been trying to build up. Very disappointing and very worrying.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why is his nickname Basher?

Anonymous said...

isn't the difference that he is not a councillor anymore ?

Was said...

I neither texted or went on facebook during the council meeting... another Labour lie from McKenzie.

Peter Jones was reading his emails and even waved his phone about during the debate.

jane said...

because he resorts to violent behaviour on a regular basis, Anon 1028.
no, Anon 1039 - he should give the meeting his full attention

Anonymous said...

Some Councillors are there essentially as voting fodder, to vote in accordance with their Group Whip. Not to take up everyone's time by speaking. Making speeches is for those who like to get their names in the paper and stay till 11. The real decision-making was at the Group meetings the evening before. Makes a lot of sense for the backbenchers to keep one ear on the proceedings and otherwise spend the time reading the envelope-full of council mail, agendas, reports, and circulars they find on their desk, drafting replies to correspondence, and so on. There are many more duties for Councillors than sitting through quarterly meetings of full Council.

Anonymous said...

'he should give the meeting his full attention' - who died and put you in charge?

Anonymous said...

So what was Swaine on? His Twitter feed, by the looks of it.

jane said...

anon 1157 (sigh) - teh internetz Key Stage One: this is my blog and I put my opinions on it. If you don't like what you read here then, er, don't read it.