Let’s be absolutely clear from the start, this is nothing to do with the cover ups of child abuse in Rotherham, Rochdale, Oxford, Bradfrd and around the country. It is just another example of the culture of cover up that exists throughout the public sector.
That Labour is the party involved is pure coincidence. Serves ’em right though for gloating about the Tories getting their arse kicked by UKIP.
from Breitbart London:
Labour have lost control of Wrexham Council in Wales after ten of their own councillors, including the leader of the group, walked out of the party amidst allegations of a child abuse style cover-up of poor management. They previously led the council as the largest part of a “rainbow coalition” including councillors from other groups.
Before the walk-out there were 23 Labour Councillors, meaning the opponents of the leader Cllr Neil Rogers were in a majority. This would have enabled them to force him out as leader by a resolution of the group.
The dispute is believed to have started when the Labour party became unhappy about plans to cut spending in the borough. Things got decidedly worse when Cllr Rogers fired a fellow Labour member Cllr Malcolm King from the council’s governing Executive Board.
The two men have spent most of today mudslinging at each other with Rogers claiming King was sacked for incompetence. King claimed that there had been a cover-up of concerns about how the council is being run, comparing the actions of Rogers to those who hid child abuse.
By resigning from Labour, Rogers can continue as leader of the Council – whatever King thinks of him – as long as he can hold together his coalition. Breitbart London spoke to veteran former executive committee member Cllr Bob Dutton who confirmed that Cllr Rogers was likely to stay on as leader.
Now what was the word that time travelling bloke invented? Omnishambles?