Saturday, February 23, 2008

Stupidity By Consensus ; Barrie Thompson - Some Questions

Why have nearly all politicians in Swindon come out in defence of a ward councillor who has not been representing his constituents and took, he claims £5000 in expenses?

Nationally, this is a hot topic, so why is the tolerance of this at a local level so different?

Why has Mr Thompson tried damage limitation by reminding us he voted against allowance increases? Is he trying to say in a perverted way, "it could have been worse, I could have claimed even more, think yourselves lucky"?

Why, when Mr Thompson's ill health became clear, was this situation not dealt with properly by the other members of the council?

Why has it been allowed to go on for so long, before exploding like this?

Swindon Centric Says ; Any unique situation like this that is left to fester by councillors, makes it look more like an attempt to cover things up from the voters viewpoint. Any politicians, local or national in Swindon, now have a chance to mend this 'circling of the wagons' action and conduct themselves correctly while dealing with this.

Come on, surprise us councillors and MPs.

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