Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Lord, please save us from lawyers!


According to Bradford Council's top lawyer, a Councillor who signs a petition to save a swimming pool in his ward from closure has prejudged his decision and can't take part in the meeting.

Yes, dear reader, you heard that - how on earth these lawyers expect us to do our job as ward councillors god alone knows? Implicit in this lawyerly advice is that, as councillors we can't be allowed to take a position - to express support or opposition for something the council may decide on - ahead of the meeting where that matter is discussed.

This is beyond stupid. It is an affront to democracy. Lord, save us from lawyers. Please.


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