LOCAL GOVERNMENT WATCH: Labour Cronyism In Dudley
Labour, when they are in office in local government, do see whichever area they have the misfortune [for the local residents] to rule over as their own private fifedom. So it is in Dudley where yet again they demonstrated their passion for cronyism to the exclusion of the needs of local residents and other political groups.
The local UKIP group, having received numerous complaints, put forward a motion to have some trees cutback. However, Labour, being the good little SJWs that they are talked the motion down so they could move one on gender equality. Seemingly unable to even compile the text themselves, it was lifted from an article in The Guardian. Labour relied on their Mayor, Councillor David Tyler to silence the leader of the UKIP Group, Cllr Paul Brothwood. Cllr Brothwood tried to raise the substantive issue of the trees and was asked to sit down three times, however, when he refused, he was asked to leave the Chamber.
Cllr Brothwood said:
I tried to make the point and the Mayor asked me to leave. I feel that they were trying to silence democracy.
The council bureaucracy represented by Sarah Norman, Dudley’s £165k a year Chief Executive, whose job it is to advise on points of order, stayed silent. Bill Etheridge MEP and local Councilor for Sedgley was, however, far from silent, he said:
Once again, we have seen an appalling, disgusting display of cronyism and the worst excesses of the Labour Party.
Electing a Labour council is a recipe for disaster for local communities. A point that we need to hammer home time and time again in the run-up to next years local elections.