I was going to write about the Police Authority row anyway but I was more keen to do so when I realised that one of our local papers, the Luton on Sunday, hadn’t covered it.
Now they may not think it a particularly exciting or interesting story. A bunch of councillors arguing about who sits on what isn’t full of sexy scandal or heart warming human interest I admit. So I wasn’t expecting the front page or even much of a substantial piece – but for them not to cover it at all is surprising. We are talking about an important public body of relevance to all Luton citizens after all.
It’s particularly surprising considering that they did have space for this crucial story about the Chief Constable’s Facebook page!
I may be being unfair in that they didn’t have time to get the story done before their deadline so maybe they will have space this Sunday. I did notice that the Herald and Post did run a story about it this week, which I have reproduced below.
It contains comments from a Labour “spokesperson” which suggests that, following their success at the local elections, the level of arrogance of Luton Labour may be growing to hitherto unknown proportions. Worryingly, this suggests that they may not see sense and change the nominations from Luton to the police authority at the next council meeting.
This content was originally posted on my old Strange Thoughts blog.