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    Default Labour Cllrs abandon DCC early.

    When an important motion proposed by Ind Cllr Damien Farrell concerning Taxi deregulation in the city only 3 out of 20 Lab councillors were present now I know 2 out of 3 aint bad but 3 out of 20 is showing contempt for the people who elected them.

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    And what was the details of the motion ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by codology View Post
    When an important motion proposed by Ind Cllr Damien Farrell concerning Taxi deregulation in the city only 3 out of 20 Lab councillors were present now I know 2 out of 3 aint bad but 3 out of 20 is showing contempt for the people who elected them.
    Labour...Bunch of turncoat,sell out,champagne socialists...

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    Local authorities have no function in deregulating taxis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redhead101 View Post
    Local authorities have no function in deregulating taxis.
    Redhead - unfortunately you are correct.

    I was present to the end of the meeting and the Labour Councillors did vote in support of same. While the sentiments of the motion were important and worthy of support it was also a motion outside our area of authority so its importance in that sense should not be overstated.

    The truth is that the motions segment of DCC meetings is the least important in terms of our actual powers and responsibilities and for that reason many Councillors do leave before they are dealt with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cllr View Post
    Redhead - unfortunately you are correct.

    I was present to the end of the meeting and the Labour Councillors did vote in support of same. While the sentiments of the motion were important and worthy of support it was also a motion outside our area of authority so its importance in that sense should not be overstated.

    The truth is that the motions segment of DCC meetings is the least important in terms of our actual powers and responsibilities and for that reason many Councillors do leave before they are dealt with.
    Pretty much as I figured, lots of motions which have nothing to do with the council but let someone claim the council supporting something or other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by odie1kanobe View Post
    Pretty much as I figured, lots of motions which have nothing to do with the council but let someone claim the council supporting something or other.
    Yep. It's a farce. Don't blame any councillor for ducking out of these meaningless wind-fests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redhead101 View Post
    Yep. It's a farce. Don't blame any councillor for ducking out of these meaningless wind-fests.
    And the councillors themselves can't change this, to cut out this sort of rubbish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulp View Post
    And the councillors themselves can't change this, to cut out this sort of rubbish?
    In truth we usually only reach two or three of these each meeting and the remaining three hours is devoted to the standard business of the Council. Last night was an exception in that there was not as much normal business for a variety of reasons.

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    Next up , councillor fails to bless himself as he passed the Pro - Cathedral.

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