The Sandwell Standards hearing against Cllr Mahboob Hussain has ended. Its result, never in doubt, (considering the resources which the council lavished on its prosecution,) that the councillor had broken the code of conduct.
The daily commute to work brings home to many the effects of our overloaded local roads. The working day is extended by traffic congestion delays Sitting in jams or a crawl from tailback to hold-up, does nothing to improve life’s quality.
In pantomime it’s usually the villain who’s “behind you”. There is strong evidence that behind Marshall, in his dealings with Julian Saunders, lurked Cllr. Steve Eling, Labour leader of Sandwell Council.
Marshall’s motive in engaging with Julian Saunders emerges clearly in their dialogue. Under cover of the Eling swamp draining agenda, Marshall, providing little or no evidence in support, makes serious allegations against a number of his fellow Labour councillors.
Ploughing through the pages of the Whatsapp exchanges between Cllr. Richard Marshall and Julian Saunders is revealing and disturbing. The sheer unpleasantness of some content shames both. Something Mr. Saunders now seems to acknowledge, while Marshall remains in denial.
Hard upon Cllr Richard Marshall’s stepping aside from his council cabinet post as head of Leisure in Sandwell, his one time correspondent and bezzy mate, Julian Saunders, aka the Sandwell Skidder, has posted an interesting blog.