Wednesday, 10 March 2010

We didn't have to wait long...

We didn't have to wait long to find out if Anglesey County Council's new 'strategic aim', discussed in the last post, would change anything. News arrives today that Council Leader, Cllr Clive McGregor (left) has expelled Cllr Elwyn Schofield from the ruling Original Independents grouping for undermining his authority.

Apparently according to an agreement reached following the Council's Corporate Governance Inspection, the chairmanship of the scrutiny committees should be given to opposition councillors, yet Cllr Schofield ignored this and nominated a fellow Original Independent to the chairmanship of the principal scrutiny committee. Accordingly McGregor felt he had no alternative but to expel Schofield for "undermining my credibility and this authority".

According to all accounts Clive McGregor is a decent chap who is doing his best to sort out the problems which have beset the Council. However this news shows that he is struggling to maintain his authority even amongst the councillors in his own grouping - though I suppose when most councillors are elected as Independents they feel beholden to nobody making McGregor's task akin to herding cats.

How much longer is this going to go on for?


La Pasionaria said...

Bloody hell, you are mellowing! But you give credit where credit is due, Clive Macgregor is a thoroughly decent man with loads of integrity and if he can't pull Ynys Mon out of the mire then no one can. Then will be the time to go back to Gwynedd CC.

The Druid of Anglesey said...

High praise indeed from you, La Pasionaria!

Anonymous said...

1. We call on the Government of Anglesey to allow the Welsh Assembly to conduct an inquiry into human rights crime and crimes against humanity perpetrated during the first stages of the war between the Government of Anglesey and the Anglesey 2 and during the aftermath.

2. We call on the Government of Anglesey to release all documents relating to the human rights abuses against the Anglesey 2

3. We call on the Government of Anglesey to end the use of violence and deprevation and to apologise in public for the enforcement notice that was used as a weapon against the Anglesey 2.

4. We call on the Government of Anglesey to end the suppression of political dissent by violent or other means.

5. We call on the Government of Anglesey to fully implement human rights for all citizens of Anglesey and a political solution involving the full participation of the Welsh population, ending the systematic historical discriminatory measures of the Anglesey Government against the Anglesey 2.