Play nicely, councillors

AT the last full council meeting, Conservative members served up a motion calling for Labour’s finance chief Councillor Theo Blackwell to resign. The agenda for the next one, to be held on Monday night, includes this question to the leader of the council, Nasim Ali, from his Tory counterpart Andrew Mennear.




At these challenging economic times, does the Leader of the Council agree that it is unsettling for the running of Council services for there to be all manner of rumours now circulating over his support within the Labour Group, and will he therefore confirm that if he can no longer command the confidence of a majority within his own Group he will resign rather than attempt to cling on to power as has happened in similar circumstances in Tower Hamlets?

Miaow. Double miaow.

3 Comments on Play nicely, councillors

  1. jason randall // April 6, 2011 at 5:58 pm //

    Isn’t this just Councillor Mennear going back to his old self. I recall meetings when Jane Robert’s was Leader and Councillor Mennear’s favourite phrase was resign.

    Welcome back Councillor Mennear, what about asking for Cameron and Pickles to resign. They are causing the problems.

  2. Steve Curtis // April 7, 2011 at 7:40 am //

    How pathetic. Let us remember that Mennear was his party’s third choice as Leader: only after Marshall’s honourable (a virtue Keith Moffitt appears never to have heard of) resignation and the tragic death of Martin Davies were they landed with him.

    They tried this last month with Theo. Council didn’t even dignify it with a hearing and Marshall himself branded it childish on this blog. Grow up, Mennear. Nash is more of a leader than you’ll ver be.

  3. Local Tory // April 11, 2011 at 4:01 pm //

    Nash, a leader? Pleasant enough bloke, but any more lightweight and you’d need to tie him down in a stiff breeze.

    The real leaders of the Labour group are wisely biding their time in the second ranks, letting him take any heat from Labour’s cuts. Then its hey ho out you go. (But not all the way out, we still need your votes.)

    That’s what political smarts looks like.

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