Monday, September 04, 2006

Disband the Standards Board

The idiots in government continue to amaze me. The government has now created rules that stop councillors from voting if they may have a prejudicial interest on an issue. Sounds fair right? You would be wrong.

The insanity means that if councillors have a mobile phone they are banned from voting on sites where mobile phones masts might be located. It also means that if a councillor has a car he can’t vote on park and ride schemes.

The rules were created by the fools in the Standards Board which was created by the bigger fool Two Jags Prescott.

Even local democracy is being destroyed. John Pickersgill, a member of Derwentside council in Co Durham, organised a local referendum on plans to build more wind turbines in his ward. His survey found that four out of five local people opposed the proposals.

However, when he tried to raise his findings in a council meeting on the issue, he was judged to have a "prejudicial interest" and was excluded from the room.

These maniacs must be stopped. The Standards Board should be disbanded and the only thing that should stop councillors from carrying out their duties should be corruption which should be handled by the police. Disbanding this undemocratic institution would probably save millions.

Another thing that is stupid. Surely all councillors have mobile phones? They would need them to carry out their work, as well as cars. I don’t think any of these councillors could vote.

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