Yesterday’s email to Mr. Easton
was speedily acknowledged. It has been sent to the Head of Legal Services for an answer. It
also provoked a flurry of emails from readers. I am guessing that this one came from one of
the small number of assumed council insiders who send anonymous messages. “Your kind words
about Mr. Easton are unlikely to help his cause with leading councillors, whereas your
antipathy towards Mr. Fox only serves to reinforce his reputation as a hero in
their eyes.” Sounds about right to me. There’s honour among thieves.
Another reader has written directly to Mr. Pickles to ask him to read the News Shopper’s report. Bexley council is expert at ensuring it gets maximum bad publicity.