While the Council is pretty much still in Summer recess I have looked elsewhere for things to do. One was
the aircraft noise issue
and I rather wish I had not covered it
because until then I didn’t notice aeroplanes going into London City and now I hear them frequently,
albeit far away and not very loud. Perhaps I really had learned to tune them
out. However at long last a meeting is coming and the Agenda is
published. It is the Members’ Code of Conduct Committee meeting on Wednesday
week and the list of complaints received is just a little bit interesting.
It’s the third one that caught my eye and persuaded me I ought to attend. The Labour Group is complaining about a Councillor’s behaviour on Social Media and a failure to declare an interest in something or other. That sounds very reminiscent of another meeting I attended; one with the Councillor for Thamesmead East in a pub.
I am guessing there is a connection but I remember that rather a long time ago, it may have been last year, Danny Hackett came over all LibDem (†) and said Bollox, Bollox, Bollox in reply to an idiotic Twitter or Facebook post. My recollection is that no one cared until he left the Labour Party. They wouldn’t be so petty as to complain about it now would they?
The failure to declare an interest is by now just a vague memory for me but what recollection I have is that Danny either didn’t do a job at all or he did do it and it didn’t amount to much, I dunno.
I could be barking up the wrong tree or as Councillor Read might say, simply barking but it would be enormous fun if my guess was somewhere near right and I could persuade Councillor Hackett to run some of his old emails past me again.
Bonkers has not done any decent muck raking for months and months and a mini-scandal could be just what it needs as the blog’s tenth anniversary approaches.
† Former LibDem Leader Vince Cable said Bollox to Brexit.