It seems that my fellow Barnet bloggers are full of tales of woe from the Barnet Residents forums. They note that the Tory chairmen (and women) of these have not been enjoying the experience. recently. These forums were introduced to increase public participation in the democratic process and bring the councillors more in touch with residents. Sadly the new rules, brought in by the Barnet Tory administration have had the opposite effect.
I couldn't help but snigger at the title at the top of this magazine - "Sexual Politics: Your Vote Counts". What a strange and wonderful world we live in, where Soft Porn magazines are more democratic than residents forums.