Regular readers will know that I view the entertainment presented for our delectation at Palm Bay this week-end with a certain degree of scepticism. A regular reader has reported that 'Woger' made an announcement towards the end of the 'Games' to thank the sponsors.
My correspondent tells me Cllr Latchford was on the stage saying how lucky we were to have such sponsors to pay for the wonderful 2 days and without them it wouldnt have taken place. Apparently no-one apart from her was listening to 'Woger' otherwise they might have wondered why Commercial Group Properties had been accepted by TDC as 'sponsors' alongside the truly public spirited FM Group!
Of course it has nothing to do with distracting the plebians or influencing our council whilst CGP has a planning application before the Council to build on Thanet's agricultural land and water supply.
I am beginning to think that TDC's acceptance of CGP's sponsorship was about as un-wise as Thanet South Labour's acceptance of CGP's donation of £25,000 last year. We should expect everyone involved with a major planning application like CGP's China Gateway project to decline such generous financial support as it compromises their position morally, and possibly legally, in making an unbiased judgement on behalf of Thanet's citizens.
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