Crikey! A fairly reliable rumour has just reached the Eastcliff lugholes that there's likely to be an imminent challenge to the hegemony of our beloved Thanet Tory twosome, Sandy Beach and his deputy, Roger OBE-Wan Kenobi!
It's not the first time speculation about their departure has rocked the isle. But this time there seems to be a real momentum of discontent after Sandy and Roger's latest rap from the standards wallahs. Given the hostile nature of politics here on Kent's Ramsgate Peninsula, it's not surprising that Pleistocene Conservatives, who could probably hold their own in a bar brawl let alone the council chamber, have been kings of the Thanet jungle for the last million years. But if you hadn't noticed (they certainly haven't), they're rather out of step with Cuddly Dave and his chums, with their greenwash and mutterings of 'consensus politics'.
From a personal viewpoint I've made quite a few Fannit friends through this blog, a fair number of whom are Tories who've felt quite repelled by the vituperative nature of local politics and the old stylee emphasis on locking of horns, rather than getting together to take on the monumental task of pulling the area up by its bootstraps. So if a change at the top leads to more walk and less talk, I, for one, am all for it.
To gauge wider opinion, I've popped another of my 7 day polls in the sidebar on the right. It's a simple 'yes' or 'no' question - 'Should the current leadership bow out now?' Preferably gracefully, so we don't have to spend any more taxpayers' sponds on all that standards mullarkey!