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.
A planning application has now been submitted to demolish the redundant public lavatories in the Shambles in Wednesbury and build two retail outlets at street level with flats above on first and second floor levels.