It is time that we stop blaming other people and look to the real cause of failure in Thanet.
Ian Driver has written a scathing review of the council's top staff member Sue McGonigal. Ms McGonigal may indeed have dropped the ball over the whole TranEuropa Ferries farce but she did not do so alone.
Driver tells us
District Auditor criticised McGonigal for failing to inform leading councillors about the secret deal, failing to keep proper records and failing to take external expert advice on the deal.
What Mr Driver forgets, however, is that it was our councillors that decided to save money by making one person do the work of two people. Sue McGonigal has learned the hard way that it is okay, nay expected, to take on external advice and that despite pressure from what we know to be some fairly threatening council leaders the chief executive needs to be able to speak truth to power and tell the likes of Labour's Clive Hart that they are asking too much for too little.
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