3 vs 02: Janet Gillman; Mick Hayes; Danny Thorpe
What's this? A hint of dissent in the People's Rebublic of Greenwichgrad? It has been reported this week that the Council's Cabinet waved through a scandalous proposal to spend £95,000 a year of taxpayers' money on hiring a corporate box at the O2 to use for Council Hospitality.
I'm all for a bit of hospitality, but when budget cuts are being made and the Council's staff are laying siege to the Town Hall (I and others had a very rough time getting through the angry jeering crowd on Wednesday to attend full Council), this seems an indefensible slap in the face. My colleague, Conservative leader Spencer Drury, made this point in the press this week, and I also raised it at council.