I HAVE followed with some interest the news of the alleged forced departure of the chief executive of Hastings Borough Council and the plan to transfer his role to a three-person directorate with the leader of the council having the power to arbitrate on matters which cannot be decided by them.
I would like to make some observations.
One wonders how councillors Birch and Kramer would have reacted if the previous leader of the council, when the conservatives were the majority party had proposed the same thing. (I suspect lots of toys would have been thrown out of a few prams).
What will the reaction be if the conservatives become the majority party again? More toys and more prams?
Remember councillors, you can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time but eventually the elections will come round. Be careful what you wish for.