THE meeting last Thursday of Cheshire East Council was unlike any other I’ve ever attended. The opening remarks saw the leader of council, Sam Corcoran, in a selfcongratulatory mood taking credit for policies he had no hand in developing.

The agenda was ill-considered, leaving councillors in the unforgivable position of being asked to make decisions on issues for which they had insufficient information and poor advice. The biggest issue arose at the end of the meeting when following a question which required a simple yes or no answer, Cllr Corcoran found it acceptable to make wild and untrue allegations about the previous leader by lamely adding the word ‘allegedly’ at the end of his attack.

He provided no evidence for his spurious allegations nor did he when his headline hunt was proven untrue. The telling factor here was his silence.

Cllr Elizabeth Wardlaw Odd Rode Ward