Cllr Gottlieb is wrong to blame all the ills of the council on the council’s senior management team.The people that authorised the Station Approach Planning Brief and the Highcliffe Consultation – and who agreed to continuing the Station Approach development despite three out of five architects dropping out – and who are also legally accountable for most decisions of the council – are the Council’s Leader and Cabinet. And for all of the last 5 years – and for all the decisions Cllr Gottlieb mentions – the Council Leader and Cabinet have been Conservative.While opposition Liberal Democrat and Labour councillors – and, on occasion, even some Conservative Councillors – have been able to put up proposals for reform and arguments against the proposals put forward by the Conservative administration – and have done so in all the cases he mentions, in almost all cases the Conservative Cabinet have ignored them or the Conservative majority have voted them down.If Councillor Gottlieb wants to know what it will take to change the council and change the priorities of council officers, the answer is simple. The Conservatives need to be voted out.
Lots of people enjoying @HantsFarmersMkt in the Broadway, Winchester. I confess I'm enjoying the superfast @hantshighways pothole repair I requested that fixed a trip hazard in the market! 🙂 pic.twitter.com/9mIWc9ubaq
We all know Boris Johnson wants to be Churchillian. I wonder how he missed this powerful "deeply immersed in all the detail and all the technicalities" insight in this @BBCNews article bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-… pic.twitter.com/4N1uA9pAIT
Some useful perspective.. Johnson's whole food argument is just abusing the goodwill and insulting the intelligence of Brexit supporters and remainers alike... twitter.com/nick_gutteridg…
Insightful article. The Conservatives biggest problem at the moment is competence. They failed on A-levels, they're failing on COVID and they're failing to deliver what they promised on Brexit. Can anyone ever believe them again if they say they have a good deal? twitter.com/robertshrimsle…
A great initiative. Pls support. (In an odd parallel, after the 1666 plague a previous generation of Wintonians set up 2 charities (The Society of Natives & Society of Aliens) which became the biggest charitable funders of local apprenticeships for much of the next 250 years!) twitter.com/richardcoope/s…
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