EVERY six weeks or so, all of Camden’s councillors get together to blame each other for bad things and praise themselves for good things. No council policy ever gets altered here, the full council meeting. The debate is almost always rigidly along party political lines, even on smaller parochial issues which they all probably fundamentally agree on. The public have long since stopped filling the overhead galleries, presumably bored at the circular sledging. And now the councillors themselves look terribly bored, judging from the webcast screening of last night’s session. I’m sure none of them are playing Scrabble or Angry Birds or anything trivial, but the business on their smartphones seems of greater importance than anything their colleagues are saying.