Merrick Cockell now spends little time on his duties at the Town Hall, for which we taxpayers pay him nearly £70,000 for a 2 day a week. The rest of his time is spent at the LGA, where he collects a further £53,000. He has no other declared income source, so is desperate to cling on like a limpet.
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This is a dangerous situation for local democracy and specifically for residents, councillors and officers of the Borough.
Last night the following comment was posted: it is highly relevant and seems to emanate from within the Council Member's Room......
Dearest Dame. We love you and admire you for all you have done in the name of the Sacred Borough. We do not wish to cause you the slightest offence for you are greatly revered and respected. But may we suggest in admonishing us on speculating about the succession to our Blessed Leader you are being just a little sanctimonious. Our great Conservative Councillors as they sit in their member’s room calculating their special responsibility allowances, graciously bestowed upon them by Blessed Leader, talk about little else other than how Blessed Leader can be helped on his way to a better place, where all Blessed Leaders (or most of them) have gone before him.
Dear Dame, abandoning the silly language, something like 90 per cent of the Council and a lot of the senior officers just can’t wait for this to happen. You have to admire his thick skin even if you don’t admire anything else about him.