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The frightening thing is the lack of intellectual calibre of the people that Mr Girl refers to. Can anyone explain why this has happened?
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Thanks Eugene, but I am sure they did not go first class and take a Bentley to the Airport. K&C Leaders have real style, even when the trips have no relevance to the Borough.
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No I think some of you are missing the point. Conservatives do everything better. At Kensington and Chelsea, Councillor Leaders use Bentleys and first class travel to go to the USA. They don't waste their time on European junkets. That is Lib Dem stuff!!
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Oh come on SuperBlue, Cockell is not like any other leader. He really travels in style. He could teach you a thing or two about who the trolls are. Have a look at your post - what a mess.
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Very odd that Cockell should start this blog. With all the attention from the Evening Standard you would think he might want to keep a low profile for the moment.
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Charlotte Sounds as if you are in the wrong job. Why not become a council leader and get a corporate credit card?
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Very interested in Mr Cameron's blog. Do not understand how an elected member's expenses can be paid without disclosing the name of the guest and the purpose of the entertainment and without producing the restaurant bill. In any event the Members Allowance Regulations do not permit members to be reimbursed for entertainment. Nor do they permit members to claim the cost of their weekend breaks. This all seems very strange, can anyone explain it to me?
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And I understand that Mr Cockell has refused to name the person who he treated to the restaurant meal.
Donald don't forget the K and C Jaguar and the Bentley that takes the Leader of the Council around London.
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I think Mr Alex is confused in his understanding of democracy and the electoral process. Local and national politicians are (or should be) the servants of their electorate, not their masters. Something it appears that the Conservative Party has lost sight of in K&C.
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Yes it is a very nasty article and a total own goal. What is Charles Alex's rant all about, get rid of FOI and democracy? Very sad.
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Councillor Moylan’s prose is full of vitriol. For years the Conservative ruling majority at Kensington and Chelsea have felt confident that they knew best and the people who elected them were happy to take a back seat and let their Conservative Cabinet rule. But lately the worms have begun to turn. The vanity projects of Sloane Square, Exhibition Road and the monster Holland Park School have received near universal disapproval and Councillor Moylan is now throwing his toys out of the pram. This sort of bad tempered, immoderate article can only damage the Conservative Party, Councillor Moylan, his Cabinet colleagues and Transport for London, where Councillor has been appointed Deputy Chair.
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