|"One day I'll be leader of 't council, and then tha'll be sorry!"|
This week, as if to prove that there’s no such thing as a straight-talking politician, Cllr John Taylor, began his latest long letter to his dwindling core of bored Tameside readers with:
“I can’t tell you how much I’m enjoying the move to Dukinfield Town Hall.”
And then proceeded at great length to tell them!
When will the writer learn that reading about a boring subject written by a boring person, and written in a boring way, is even more boring?
Not only are these personal meanderings mind-numbingly dull, but invariably, in these days of political correctness, it is not surprising to find that some odd contradictions have crept into many of the councillor’s statements too.
We are all used to those authors who often use oxymoron’s to call attention to apparent contradictions, but Councillor Taylor seems to have honed this current trend into a particular of art form.
Take for instance his insistence that Tameside council elections are totally democratic.
There’s a glaring fundamental contradiction at the very heart of his statement.
How can he declare his support for democracy, whilst at the same time advocate in favour of a local governance system of electing councillors, a third at a time; which effectively means that even if every voter in Tameside voted against them, it would still guarantee that Labour controlled the council?
And furthermore, it’s a strange type of ‘democratic’ system that effectively puts all the power in the hands of a single individual at the expense of all the other ward councillors?
Folks, we are being governed locally by a toxic combination of public sector stupidity with small town mentality mixed with a band of authoritarian jobsworth’s, where initiative and free thought is not only frowned upon, but actively discouraged!
Heaven help us!