Nottingham Full Council

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Facebook messages from today’s full meeting of Nottingham City Council.

Full council: and my speech on a new tourist attraction or Nottingham and why we should celebrates the Luddites and the Chartists

Full council: and the Tories are back on the old failed ideas of rebuilding a medieval Nottingham castle. Wanting to celebrate Robin Hood; not wanting to talk too much about rebellion. And completely overlooking that Robin Hood stole from the rich to give to the poor.

Full council: Nottingham Tories have introduced an amendment for the Plannng Cttee to allow the public to speak at their meetings. An amendment drafted so late that they hadn’t rehearsed it with legal officers until 2 minutes before the council meeting; so late they they didn’t have copies of the amendment to share with fellow Councillors; an amendment with the wrong meeting date; an amendment they could have rehearsed at a special committee set up to discuss any ideas for change. Imagine proper discussion being possible if they actually ran the council. Incompetent or discourteous, or maybe a ploy.

Full council: Nottingham Tories have called on Nottingham Labour to listen to the teachers on our plans for reform. 1. we did; 2. if they actually meant agree with the teachers, then we look forward to Gove taking a different view on the English baccalaureate …