Simon Heffer has written about Essex County Council today in The Daily Mail:
Tory-controlled Essex County Council decided this week not to sue their disgraced former leader Lord Hanningfield for the Ł287,000 of ratepayers’ money he spent flying around the world with cronies and dining in style.
This is a rash move. In four and a half months, the council is up for re-election.
I am appalled that Essex Tories have such a cavalier view of financial accountability. Anyone who votes to put them back into office next May is mad.
Did they take this view about Hanningfield because some of them, too, have things on their conscience?
Hat-tip: Nick Barlow