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This is no way to run a council

A Labour Councillor led a Tory walk out of a Council meeting yesterday to applause from the public gallery.

According to reports Labour's Will Scobie walked out of council after declaring This is no way to run a council.

Before he departed Labour's Will Scobie said: We wanted this meeting to debate the issue. I am not actually going to stay for this meeting because it is a sham. [source]

The Labour councillor and South Thanet PPC was soon joined by Tories of various varieties.

The first to follow Labours Scobie out the door was the Conservative group leader Bob Bayford. He said: We cannot have any more to do with this - this is a total and utter embarrassment.

Labour prospective parliamentary candidate Will Scobie declared Tuesday night's extraordinary meeting on the fate of the Manston airport site "a sham" and was the first to leave the council chamber. reports Kent Online.

In speeches, made to the crowd outside, councillors who had walked out expressed a deep dissatisfaction with multiple suggestions of manipulation and secrecy.

Labour seems to be tearing itself apart and the public and opposition appear keen to help.

Labour's attempt to strong arm the Manston issue to their own agenda seems to have backfired massively but how damaging this will be for them remains to be seen. That their rising star and potential MP wants nothing to do with his own local party should suggest that the writing is on the wall.

As to what it says about the Tory, Green and UKIP parties that they would happily fall in line behind Labour's Will Scobie, I leave to your own speculation.

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What does #Thanet think of the Shouty Blue-Haired Lady?

Shouty Blue-Haired Lady is now Thanet's newest trending topic but is that really what we want?

Shouty Blue-Haired Lady is now a minor Twitter celebrity (at least for now) after she told UKIP leader, Farage, exactly what she thought of him.

The Independent reported that Shouty Blue-Haired Lady stole the show while The Huffington Post declared that Question Time Won By Shouty Blue-Haired Lady.

A member of Thanet's population, the Shouty Blue-Haired Lady (as she has been dubbed), might have her fans but is this the publicity that Thanet really needs?

If you are a Facebook user we are talking about this on our page.

Is this the kind of publicity Thanet could do without or is any publicity good publicity?


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Public calls for the resignation of KCC leader

A public petition calling for a "Vote of no confidence" in Paul Carter, the Leader of Kent County Council (KCC), has been started by residents of Kent.

The petition on campaigning site 38 Degrees reached 437 of 500 signatures in just three days.

The petition calls for the Conservative KCC leader, who pulls in almost £60,000 a year* in expenses and allowances, to listen to what the people of Kent are saying and not to property developers and goes on to explain because you were voted into office to serve the people of Kent and to do what is best for the people of Kent and not what is best for the property developers.

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10 reasons prepaid benefits cards are the dumbest idea on the planet

Demonstrating just how out-of-touch with reality that they are the Tories have decided that the poorest people in the UK are too stupid to be allowed to use cash.

According to The Guardian Iain Duncan Smith has outlined plans for prepaid benefits cards in place of cash.

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Here are ten reasons why this is the dumbest idea on the planet.

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Who do you think the election race is between?

When it comes to elections it really boils down to the to the main contender vs the best challenger.

In thanet North and Thanet South who would you say the contenders and challengers are?

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