Are they listening to us?

Last month we issued a press statement that included the paragraph :”Too many council and committee debates are taken up with criticising the national Labour Government. We are not supporters of Messrs Blair and Prescott, but we are elected to work on local issues and not to waste valuable committee time on venting our feelings on national politics”

Well, we weren’t there to hear it, but apparently our criticism has had an effect. When a Conservative councillor began yet another attack on the Labour government, comparing it to George Orwell’s 1984, another Conservative shushed his colleague, saying “We’re not here to discuss that”.