Having just been found guilty on two counts of failing to meet Standards required of our Councillors and within 12 months of the last guilty finding by The Standard's Board of England in 2008, 'Our Leader' appears in today's Isle Of Tory Gazette with this 'headline'?
You have to admire the arrogance of it all. (Today is now Day 4 since an honorable man would have resigned the Leadership).
Now forgive me for being cynical about the IOTG now that Rebecca Smith is back at the helm, but this is the first opportunity since Monday for our leading weekly to report on the matter in detail. Is this the paper whose own intrepid reporter witnessed 'Mauwice' and the 'Artful Wodger' in full spate at The Edinburgh Woollen Mill ? Is this the paper that had the integrity of its best reporter, Thom Morris called into question by 'Mauwice' in a written submission to Standards? An item at the bottom of Page 2, has the tame heading 'Two top tories rapped by standards board'.
I can think of a better headline or two for this pathetic item in IOTG;
" TDC Leader 'Censured' for THIRD Breach of Conduct in Two Years!"
"Deputy Leader Joins His Leader in a History of Poor Conduct"
The best headline for an embarrassed North Thanet Conservative Association member, that Bertie is, would be:
"LATEST - CLLR EZEKIEL RESIGNS TO RESTORE LOCAL REPUTATION OF THANET'S
The silence from his fellow Conservative Councillors , local MP and PPC continues. I can almost imagine the hissing , through many sets of clenched teeth, of a repeated "NO COMMENT"!
Much better to resign and admit your 'Failures', Cllr Ezekiel.