What do you get when you let a man who went bankrupt for non-payment of council tax run the council?
That sounds like the start of a bad joke and the current TDC administration most certainly is. An administration full of whoever UKIP could press-gang into standing led by a bankrupt, ex-tory, backbencher. All without the slightest apparent support or advice of their national party or any real leadership from the local "leader".
Wells' dictatorial behaviour shows exactly why he failed in his bid to become the leader of the Thanet Tories. One has to wonder whether Wells left the Conservatives or was kicked out? Although, I have to admit that his insufficient and non explanatory statements in response to a crisis in the ranks are exactly the same as jail-bird Sandy Ezekiel, who Wells used to kiss up to back in his Tory days.
As for UKIP's Thanet "leader", well, Wells is anything but a team player. Wells, the lazeiest councillor in Kent (2013), back in 2008 actually got himself a KCC cabinet post and then quit months later, perhaps because real work was too hard for him?
In 2011 Wells accused Thanet Star of publishing an
unctious fantasy when repeating what Wells' fellow Tory had said. Wells also insisted that we were full of lies when we published the £300k pay-off that the chief exec was getting. Facts that were actually available to Wells but were leaked to us.
Wells' total lack of leadership ability is showing as the loose coalition of bargan basement councillors waving the purple flag crumbles over their only election promise. That's what you get for voting for a "single issue party" - a group of has-been and want-to-be councillors with more interpersonal issues than actual policy ideas.
But then again, what can we actually expect from an admistration that continues the Labour policy of allowing the council to take bribes?
Perhaps it is time to back a party able to offer a true alternative to the old-boys-club mentality that we've seen for so long?