Tuesday, 20 December 2011

one day the axe just fell

the title of this post is a line from a song.  Which one?

Well, it has fallen on the chief executive of Reading Borough Council.  He is being booted out by the Labour Group.  Largely it appears because he dug his heels in on certain of the more outrageous uses of public funds for political campaigning (remember Mr Salter's "the council delivers my leaflets"?) demanded by that group.  Mr Coughlin is, by all accounts, a decent sort and not corruptible.  So obviously he had to go.   But the Labour Group should have a care.  When the shamed Trish Haines was chief executive the corrupt antics were so public and obvious, despite the local media's refusal to publish any of the facts of the matter, that she had, in the end, to go.  Don't try that again, boys.  It won't work.  There is a whole big cyber-web thingy out there which will not hesitate to put these things in the public domain, no matter how hard you try to keep them in the dark.  Lift up the stone, and you will see the creatures scurrying about their dark business.  You might want to start by looking at the council funds channelled to Reading Buses, not to run bus services but to make payments to the likes of Dictatorship Dave "moronic members of the public" Sutton. The picture on the right shows two unelected people running Reading.

council tax pays his mortgage
Howarth and Haines shredding documents


Augustus Carp said...

It's Bob Dylan, it's from Blood on the Tracks, but I cannot remember the song. Damn! That's going to annoy me all day.

Jane Griffiths said...

"I had a job in the Great North Woods, working as a cook for a spell, but I never did like it all that much, and one day the axe just fell". That help?

Augustus Carp said...

Tangled Up In Blue!

(Should have known that.)

By the way, can you add any analysis as to what might be going on in Korea?