Cripes! One of my moles has just sent me a copy of an email exchange between Thanet Labour leader Clive Hart and Westgate Blue Rinser Brian Goodwin.
Sir Clive, via a round robin email, had asked the Margate Mayor's Parlour (Prop. Mrs Sandy Beach, currently sunning herself on a, er, sandy beach) to include his missus on the mailing list for the Margate Charter Trustees, seeing as she was recently elected to the Dane Valley ward following the resignation of the Tory member for Panama, Steve Broadhurst.
Back came the response from Cllr Goodwin:
great mind you like her other half she will not turn up so we don,t have to worry
cllr b goodwin
Oops! Methinks cllr b goodwin hit the 'reply all' button there by mistake! The white-haired knight has now sprung nobly to the defence of the other half of his Hart to Hart team with a stinging rebuke, viz:
Thank you for your garbled and virtually incoherent message (below) that you sent to me in response to my perfectly legitimate request for Cllr Sandra Hart to be added to the mailing list as a Charter Trustee.
I believe you owe Sandra an apology for the nasty manner in which you refer to her in your message. Sandra has been a council member for just over a month now and already she has been made to feel very intimidated and unwelcome on two previous occasions. She certainly doesn't need you to add any further to her disappointment.
I personally have very good reasons for not attending Charter Trustee meetings for some time now, ever since I witnessed the disgusting and appalling behaviour of one Trustee at the Winter Gardens. As my wife, Sandra was with me at the time, and she has never received an apology for the disgusting behaviour and appalling language she was forced to witness and hear that was used by a fellow Charter Trustee towards myself and other Trustee's.
The fact is that the 'we don't have to worry' wording that you use in your tiny little message says it all. The Charter Trustee's are supposed to act in a non-political manner but in your haste to discharge your venom your guard has dropped and you've exposed what is now clear for all to see.
Cllr. Sandra Hart may or may not attend Charter Trustee meetings - she has her own mind - please do not attempt to pre-judge her or me!
Cllr. Clive Hart.
Politics, eh? Doncha just love it!