Wednesday 6 January 2010
Don’t Panic - Melvin’s in charge!
With Cllr Lynne Hillan away in sunny Florida spending her new leader’s Special Responsibility Allowance of £34,909, the public are reasonably entitled to expect her deputy Andrew Harper to take charge of the problems caused by the current bad weather. The only problem is, Cllr Harper is away as well.
So who has been left running the shop? Step forward Melvin Cohen, Cabinet Member for over-development, who secured only three votes in the recent contest for Deputy Leader.
Former Deputy Leader Matthew Offord would have been the obvious candidate to take temporary charge, but warden snatcher Hillan still hasn’t forgiven him for taking the job she thought was rightfully hers in the bloody coup of 2006.
Not The Barnet Times has frequently reported how the Council treats the public with contempt. What better proof of that than for the leader and deputy leader both to be absent at the same time.