Why not reverse decisions?
Calderdale Council put a minority administration in post at last May’s annual meeting. Surely its proper course on finding itself at variance with that Labour set-up on one or two relatively small issues was simply to reverse these decisions? To bring down the whole structure reminded me of the tale by Charles Lamb about burning a house down in order to obtain some roast pork to eat. One may wonder whether our local Con-Dem coalition was tempted to recover the Cabinet payments which it introduced a decade ago against principled Labour arguments to keep council work voluntary, with only subsistence-expenses and loss-ofearnings claimable. We need to regain that spirit of service.