Despite the fact that David Slater, Executive Director, Regeneration and Resources, is to leave South Tyneside Council (A.K.A. “The Titanic”) the Gazette has seen to give him letter space on two occasions in as many weeks. Firstly over the “ring fencing” of revenue from coastline foreshore sales, and secondly, issues concerning taxi drivers and insurance. I have no problem with either letter’s content, though I do have a problem with giving publicity to a “spent force”.
Mr Slater’s proclamations don’t carry any weight, and I suspect they don’t carry any support – he no longer sets policy as he once so spectacularly claimed to do.
So why has the Gazette suddenly given him such prominence?
Surely they have not been put under any pressure as a result of some pretty damning Council related articles?
I think the public should be told.