Mushrooms – The last to know
I got a brief e-mail from the Leader saying there was going to be an announcement, but lacked any real details. Funny thing is that many people not in the Council were fully aware of the details, but I as an Elected Member was not. If this was an isolated case, then I might understand, but it’s far from an isolated case.
Even as I watched the online traffic and various news organisations talking quite openly about this, I could not comment, not only because I knew very little, but because if I did I could have been in trouble for breaching the embargo! There is no surprise that there is becoming a serious problem in communication between the senior Cabinet/Exec Dept and those back benchers who do not live on the 4th floor of County Hall. I would not say outright rebellion (yet), but there are many, many unhappy Councillors who are calling for a change before irreparable damage is done. Only today in the Members room there was talk of this rift. This is this cross-party and not just the politic games.