Council transfers

Council transfers

Council transfers

First published in Your Letters

The sports programmes, re-cently occupied with nothing but the closing of the football transfer deadline day passed with my complete disinterest. Then...Eureka Here is a method that could be used to ensure that local councils were kept vibrant, with an element of real competition and a free flow of talent and expertise.

Instead of local elections why not swap councillors from other authorities? Councils could bid for the best members, offer chances for fame and glory and if they failed; let them go.

What highflying London council member would give up the opportunity to grapple the Condor enigma in beautiful Weymouth rather than sort housing leaks in Lambeth? Councils would be able to draw from proven talent across the country and the dross would no longer drag us down.

Just imagine Boris Johnson, leader of W&PBC?

Bill Knight, Overcombe Court, Weymouth

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12:08pm Wed 3 Sep 14

CaughtJester says...

You proposing to pay them a bit more down here then, Bill?

To further your analogy, the example you cite (Boris) would be like someone on Premier League wages dropping down to play in League Two.

Your bog-standard metropolitan councillors are typically paid 3 times more than those here at WPBC, whilst London Assembly members (the body that holds Boris to account) will earn at least 7-8 times that. We get what we pay for.
You proposing to pay them a bit more down here then, Bill? To further your analogy, the example you cite (Boris) would be like someone on Premier League wages dropping down to play in League Two. Your bog-standard metropolitan councillors are typically paid 3 times more than those here at WPBC, whilst London Assembly members (the body that holds Boris to account) will earn at least 7-8 times that. We get what we pay for. CaughtJester
  • Score: 1

12:37pm Wed 3 Sep 14

malkie says...

Don't you think we have enough clowns on the council without Boris?
Don't you think we have enough clowns on the council without Boris? malkie
  • Score: 3

1:06pm Wed 3 Sep 14

JamesYoung says...

malkie wrote:
Don't you think we have enough clowns on the council without Boris?
A lot of people have made the mistake of thinking Boris is a clown. As most Londoners will tell you, he's a very astute politician.
[quote][p][bold]malkie[/bold] wrote: Don't you think we have enough clowns on the council without Boris?[/p][/quote]A lot of people have made the mistake of thinking Boris is a clown. As most Londoners will tell you, he's a very astute politician. JamesYoung
  • Score: 4

1:44am Fri 5 Sep 14

breamoreboy says...

CaughtJester wrote:
You proposing to pay them a bit more down here then, Bill?

To further your analogy, the example you cite (Boris) would be like someone on Premier League wages dropping down to play in League Two.

Your bog-standard metropolitan councillors are typically paid 3 times more than those here at WPBC, whilst London Assembly members (the body that holds Boris to account) will earn at least 7-8 times that. We get what we pay for.
Do they actually earn that money or do they simply get paid it?
[quote][p][bold]CaughtJester[/bold] wrote: You proposing to pay them a bit more down here then, Bill? To further your analogy, the example you cite (Boris) would be like someone on Premier League wages dropping down to play in League Two. Your bog-standard metropolitan councillors are typically paid 3 times more than those here at WPBC, whilst London Assembly members (the body that holds Boris to account) will earn at least 7-8 times that. We get what we pay for.[/p][/quote]Do they actually earn that money or do they simply get paid it? breamoreboy
  • Score: 1

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