Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse, with regard to Doncaster Council, they do. Over the last few weeks we have had the leader of the Labour group, Sandra Holland, refusing to accept two seats in the elected Mayor’s cabinet.
She then denounces the elected mayoral system. But isn’t she forgetting why Doncaster has an elected Mayor in the first place? She should remember Donnygate and all the bad apples that were in the barrel.
It was New Labour’s Golden Boy Tony Blair who forced Doncaster to accept the system, to try to combat in-house corruption.
Now we have Labour wanting to spend £125,000 of our money on a referendum to try to get rid of a system they fully supported when it suited them, purely because Ms Holland and co don’t now have the power they once had. And she wants council tax payers to pay to change it.
The latest episode of the lunatics-have-taken-over-the-asylum saga sees the Tory group expel their senior councillor Patricia Schofield, the deputy Mayor and one of the nicer councillors, simply because she supports the elected Mayor.
It’s time we, the people of Doncaster, took to the streets.
Mick Glynn, Hatfield town council