Thursday, 4 September 2014
'Democratic deficit' a la LB Brent
I believe that the link below will be of great interest to the KUWG's LB Brent-based members, especially the one I refer to as 'First Lady of the KUWG' (in honour of her exemplary punctuality at the bizcuits meetings she does manage to attend). Long minutes before the meeting started today, 'First Lady' and I were discussing lead story in this week's Brent & Kilburn Times about how Brent Council is planning to hit disabled people financially for services while it aims to make £53m in its spending cuts, while the councillors have voted a substantial raft of rises for their allowances. I said that I had read of the latter first on the 'Wembley Matters' blog of my friend Martin Francis.
You will note from the link the kind of special dispensation that Martin Francis was awarded in a supposedly erroneously announced 'public speak out' event for LB Brent residents.