The irony will not be lost on Barnet residents that Lynne Hillan was elected leader of the Council this evening, just a few hours after the High Court ruled that her policy to axe warden services was unlawful. But rather than graciously accepting the Court’s decision, the Barnet Times reports that the council is already planning an appeal.
It pretty much sums up Hillan’s contempt for the democratic process. She ignored the public consultation where 85% of respondents expressed their opposition, so why should she pay any attention to a High Court Judge?
If Lynne Hillan had just once shred of decency, she would accept that axing the warden service was an ill conceived idea from the start. Huge savings can be made elsewhere, if councillors would only take their snouts out of the trough long enough to look at alternative proposals.
Sadly, decency is a quality that Hillan does not possess and she will never resign from the position she has been back stabbing her way towards for the last seven years. The only option remaining for Barnet residents, therefore, is to remove her from office at the next election.