This afternoons Council EGM and full meeting have left me completely astounded, almost as perplexed as the post on Curlys Corner Shop. Was he at the same meeting? No mention of course of his beloved Conservative Councillors (minus their leader again), who voted with the Labour cohort on every important issue. As for the Liberals, they might as well cross the floor, their cut of the same cloth.
That only leaves the Independents and Progressives – the only voice of reason and the only opposition in this Borough. To comment on events now would be to down play what really happened, because to be honest, the real events of tonight came after the EGM.
Politics in South Tyneside is no longer the private club of the shirt and tie brigade of the Labour Party – it now belongs to the people. What those in the “know” don’t appreciate however, is that there is more to come.