If I buy a Steak and Kidney pie from Tesco's and when I get home find out that it is made from Pork, I can get a refund as I didn't buy a Pork pie. Similarly if Mike Freer spends a load of cash promoting a program to say he's listening, then he goes to his meeting and say's he isn't, that's a Pork pie we didn't want as well Surely we deserve a refund?
So what am I on about. Well on the "vickim57 (currently residing in Barnet)" blog I found the following quote (Click HERE for full story)
A Barnet resident attended Leader Listens in north Finchley. She was rather dismayed by the reaction she got from Leader of Barnet council Mike Freer when she asked why Barnet council weren't informing the public about their 'Future Shape' deliberations. He said (I'm paraphrasing): the residents of Barnet voted for councillors to act on their behalf, to make decisions, without any necessity to get the opinions of local residents. If local residents don't like councillors' decisions, we can vote them out at the end of four years.
Leader Listens? All rather sad. I want my money back.