Saturday, 12 September 2009
Pot Accuses Kettle (2)
When former council leader Victor Lyon awarded two Labour councillors, a former Labour council leader and three council officers a legal indemnity, Brian Coleman was incensed.
Don’t Call Me Dave was present at the Conservative Group meeting when the matter was discussed. Cllr Coleman vigorously argued that whilst officers should be entitled to indemnities, councillors should have no claim on the public purse.
As regular readers will know, Brian Coleman had no qualms in recently seeking a legal indemnity for himself which cost taxpayers £10,000.
As Mr Coleman was unanimously found guilty by the Standards Sub-Committee of breaching the Members Code of Conduct, the self styled King of Bling must be ordered to repay the taxpayer for his legal costs. He can certainly afford to.