Whilst the South Tyneside Council reconvened full meeting and EGM will go ahead tomorrow, I think we will see a different type of affair to the last ones. The public will still be there, but as they have been “gagged” by Brian T Scott, they will be refusing to utter one single word. Nor will the Independent councillors, who as a protest against the removal of their constitutional right to field questions to any type of full council meeting, will also boycott the meeting. This means that all motions will either fail to be proposed and seconded, or go through on the nod without any discussion or dissent. The same will apply to any minutes outstanding from sub committees. The public themselves will also have a little, but peaceful, surprise, for those who remain on the other side of the Chamber.
However, I wouldn’t think that this is the end of the affair – I have seen the question roster for February, and believe me, some people are going to have some very sleepless nights.