Our esteemed leader, Coiffeured Clive, has gone after posting the longest resignation letter in the history of resignation letters. So in comes Irish Johnston, the Margate Mauler who shoots prisoners first, then takes them without asking questions. Er, sorry, not sure where I was going with that.
The fallout has seen the departure of Poole the Fool from the TDC cabinet (he'll be the chap who patronised you if you were a protester at any of the Pleasurama eyesore meetings), and Michelle Fenner, her of 'Whoops! We've handed £1.5m to the live animal exporters!' fame.
That's not including the ongoing kerfuffle over the council's Chief Executive Sue McGonigal allegedly being involved in some scandal over planning, but I'll leave that aside for now.
Any-old-how, a missive has plopped into the ECR mailbox purporting to emanate from Ms Fenner herself. When it comes to local politics, you have to realise I'm a self-confessed bear of very little brain. So I'll just reprint Fenner's farewell in full - unexpurgated and unedited - and let you make of it what you will. My only comment being that, in casting the Swivel-Eyed Loons (©2013 - D Cameron) as 'The Forces of Darkness', she may be confusing OBE-Wodge Kenobi with Darth Vader!
I read in the press some comments referring to dark forces in relation to my work and Cllr. Poole’s work in Clive Hart’s Cabinet.
Our actions as Cabinet members were not the result of dark forces in relation to
- the Live animal export issue and our decision to impose a temporary ban to protect the staff at the port
- The motion I tabled against the bedroom tax and its disastrous effects on Thanet residents
- The motion on equal marriage, in line with
- The renewed Equalities policy promoting fairness in the Council and in the community at large
- The procurement Strategy supportive of local suppliers
- At the General Purposes Committee we acted in support of the Chief Executive’s rights against complaints
We did this because we used factual evidence and we were guided by our sense of social justice and our integrity
I wish for all this good work to continue because the alternative is unthinkable.
Indeed there are dark forces at work
They reside with the people who use this platform to undermine the democratic process and they reside with UKIP
With this council, we have a forum to speak out as councillors and also with the 2 parliamentary candidates for MEP and the UK Parliament.
I urge my colleagues on the other side and my friends and comrades on this side to turn their fire on and speak out against the policies that would hurt badly the residents of Thanet whom we all represent against the UKIP pledges to get rid of employment laws which protect staff, which provide paid annual leave and maternity leave, and to replace them with policies based on prejudice, ignorance and discrimination.
UKIP and their acolytes from the National Front and their ideology ARE THE DARK FORCES. And we must all stand against them, not try and befriend them.
I will certainly continue to do so.
Cllr. Johnston decided not to include me in her Cabinet as she thought that I would not be able to provide the 24/7 availability that she thinks is required, so I will continue my work to promote equality and social justice in my own way.
This is why I am minded to vote in favour of Cllr. Johnston as Leader of Thanet District Council.