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Being Labour, Breaking News, Cotterill on the Council

Some of these pensioners old enough to be grandparents’, shouts Labour councillor, angry and confused at PC nonsense

02.27.09 | Comment?

This is breaking news, as yet unconfirmed by anybody sensible. 

 

I understand from my sources that Conservative West Lancashire Distict Council has just given a statement to BBC Radio Merseyside today, and read out by the presenter. 

The statement apparently concerns banners brought into the Council Chamber by pensioners attendingthe Full Council meeting on Wednesday –  in protest against the decision to withhold travel concessions  from West Lancs residents, despite everyone in the authorities around getting them

The banners/placards were….. wait for it…..

 banned for ‘Health and Safety reasons’.

 

If this is true, I think the words ‘Rubbing salt into the wound’, as well as other less polite terminology, may be appropriate.

 

Oh, and just as a reminder, this is what the Council’s Chief Executive said recently:

 

 

 

‘when the equality agenda veers towards political correctness, then I think we have a problem.’

 

Yes, the Council has a problem alright.  In this case it’s less about equality, more about respect.

More details in fuller budget reports to come.

 

 

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