Thursday, March 08, 2007
Nanny's striving for us to all recycle our waste knows no bounds. Nanny is even having a go at her chums in local councils.
Councillor Peter Geiringer, deputy leader of Sutton's Conservative group, has been stripped of his post after admitting a heinous crime.
What was that then?
He admitted that he does not recycle, because he is too busy due to all of the committee meetings he has to attend.
Needless to say, Nanny's chums in the Conservative Party were having none of this. Conservative group leader Eleanor Pinfold removed him from his position. He will continue to be a councillor for the Belmont ward.
Coun Pinfold said:
"Peter has accepted he made a mistake on this
and that recycling is a major issue in this borough.
He is an excellent local councillor
and has served the community well
for the last 26 years
and will continue to serve his residents
in Belmont Ward with the same dedication as he has always done".
Twenty six years of service "thrown away" (sad joke there folks)...sorry, but am I the only one who finds his removal from office to be a bit extreme?
After all, he could have just been asked to apologise etc?
Given that some of Nanny's leading ministers have done a few things that are far worse than that, I would have thought some commonsense from the Tories would have been in order here.
Unfortunately, in Nanny's Britain, commonsense and compassion have been eroded.
Councillor Geiringer also made the mistake of admitting he had done something wrong...we never take responsibility for our actions these days, let alone admit our failings.