The Dame likes the 'cut of the jib' of our highly remunerated director of Strategy and Local Engagement.
But why does a small local council need a strategy director?
Even more mystifying is the other part of Redpath's £130k a year brief...."Local Engagement".
What the hell is all that about?
Like the Dame, Redpath takes no prisoners.
Should any resident be insolent enough to cross him he can expect short shrift...a man after the old Dame's heart.
But why do we need to pay this huge salary for what seems a a non job?
The usual refrain from these types is they will defect to the private sector if we don't give them what they want
Utter nonsense....few of these officers have transferable skills(apart from the Director of Planning).
And that accounts for the fact there has never been a reported incident of the vibrant private sector poaching one of these over paid creatures.
When it comes to Local Engagement Mr Redpath tends to be very unengaging with local residents.
In fact, he knows how to put residents firmly in their place.
One resident at the recent 'Ask Nick' do in Brompton dared ask too many questions of the Leader on the red hot Crossrail 2 topic. He got a bit of a bollocking from 'you know who'.
We need more senior officers like Redpath...men who don't put up with snivelling, protesting residents.
Anyone would think we paid these officers' wages.......