I hear on the grapevine how upset decent, ordinary town hall workers are with the LibDem despots at SMBC. Particularly galling is the astronomical pay-off for Ged Lucas, Assistant Chief Executive.

How well at remember sitting through Mr Parnell’s Crown Court acquittal and, on hearing how the police had tried to contact Ged Lucas circa 9 times by email and phone and had had no response from him, Mr Bernard Lever said “When Ged Lucas was asked requested to appear before this court he ran for the hills,” I, for one, am very glad to be shot of him.