They are up in arms over the greed of the Leader and Cabinet in Barnet and also at the shocking lack of leadership shown by Theresa Villiers MP. Waldorf and I have seen the most frightfully cross correspondance. The recent uturn from Mrs Hillan/Howard on the issue of allowances following our return to the interwebs has been met with hostility. It is not seen as genuine and a last gasp to hold on to her job.
One very prominent lady in Chipping Barnet put it most forcefully,
It is far, far to late to be talking about tweaking the allowances now. We have had four weeks of dreadful headlines and national media coverage. The name of Barnet Conservatives is now dirt. It is going to take much firmer action to restore our fortunes.
Firstly that wretched woman, Hillan, must go and her hangers on Coleman, Harper et al must be sent to the backbenches. Secondly, we need some energetic firm leadership that will deliver in Barnet the policies that Conservatives voted for and are being advocated most excellently by Eric Pickles.Now Waldorf and I are simple folk and nowhere near as partisan as our 'blue rinse' lady friend but her anger is widely felt. Conservative Councillors who are thinking about sticking with Mrs Hillan/Howard should think very hard as to how their members and future members will think.
P.S. Who is this Mark Shooter chap? Anyone care to let us know?