Thursday, February 09, 2006
More trouble for Torbay Lib dems today as they try to defend keeping ex leader Cllr Harris on the payroll.
The local Lib Dems appear to be so desperate not to have a by election in Tormohun (Cllr Harris' ward) that they have decided to take yet more flak about him remaining in post while he in fact is living in London.
If they thought they would get away with this they were wrong.
Local campaigners have fought a high profile campaign to keep this issue in the public eye; running a campaign which culminated this week in presenting a petition to the councillors - at which point the majority of Lib Dem councillors apparently walked out.
The Liberal Democrats have treated local campaigner Susy Colley disgracefully; enraging her but also further alienating local residents, the local newspaper and many of their own supporters and donors.
This discredited bunch should learn to take note of a great piece of political advice.
IF YOU ARE ALREADY IN A HOLE, STOP DIGGING.