At this time of deep recession, public spending cuts and austerity, the Leader of Barnet Council tried to give herself a 54% increase in pay. Only a massive campaign by the public and press forced her to shelve the proposal (although she kept rises for her committee chiefs as a sweetner). Last week 18 Tory councillors voted against her in a leadership challenge, instigated by the public campaign.
Last night, these councillors had the chance to remove her, via a vote of no confidence. She would have been replaced by another Conservative, so any hint that this was disloyal was completely ridiculous. What happened. All 39 Tory councillors voted for her. Not a single one against.
What does this tell us? That they are rotten to the core and need to be replaced