Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Mark Shooter Sacked!


Reliable sources have informed Don’t Call Me Dave that Conservative Councillor Mark Shooter is to be sacked as Vice Chairman of the Budget and Performance Overview & Scrutiny Committee and also replaced as a member of the Business Management Overview & Scrutiny Sub-Committee.

His crime was to insist on referring committee reports back to the Cabinet for further consideration. He had the temerity to suggest that there were better ways of saving public money that those proposed by the Executive. Such is their commitment to democratic accountability, Lynne Hillan and her cronies do not take kindly to having their authority challenged in this way, and Shooter is to be fired.

Mark Shooter joined the council in May 2010 and soon discovered that Lynne Hillan is a piss-poor leader who cares only about stuffing her boots at the taxpayers’ expense. Unfortunately, the corrupt system of local government which operates in this Borough, thanks to Tony Blair’s Local Government Act 2000, meant that Hillan was able to survive a no confidence vote by offering highly paid positions to fellow troughers like Andreas and Joanna Tambourgreedy.

3 comments:

Mrs Angry said...

I think the political necessaity of keeping your enemies close is one which may have escaped the comprehension of the dear Leader, and that she may have cause to regret such a move ...

Johnny on the Web said...

I get a sense of yet more trouble brewing within the ruling group. This has racheted the tension up another notch. Sadly it also makes a mockery of the Scrutiny process and that is to the detriment of all Barnet residents.

Don't Call Me Dave said...

I agree. There is an inherent contradiction in allowing scrutiny committees to be whipped. In Westminster, key scrutiny committees, such as finance, are chaired by Opposition MPs. Unfortunately the concept of democratic accountability has yet to reach Barnet.