My favorite celebrity cleaning lady/snout, Edna Mopbucket has been on the phone, looking for info. She wants details of a public apology that the Liberal Democrats in Montgomeryshire are making to their fellow councillors for distributing misleading leaflets around the old County. Told Edna that I've heard nothing about it. Actually, I had heard, but didn't want to embarrass Cllr. Richard White, a straight sort of bloke, who doesn't deserve to have his reputation sullied by association with such disreputable behaviour.
Not often I hear Edna in 'outraged' mode, but she'd been tamping about the leaflets the Lib Dems had been putting out. Her language was enough to make Boris Johnson and Lord Mandelson sound like angels of sweetness. "How dare the ******* make such ******* claims for things they didn't ******* well do." I tried telling her that this is what we expect, but that just made her madder. To calm her down, I told her about last weeks invasion of the offices of the Shropshire Star, County Times, and Lib Dems themselves by Montgomeryshire Independent Councillors in full war cry, demanding apologies. Edna tells me that they then took the issue to Powys Council's Monitoring Officer. She was going to fire up Independent Cllr., Bob Mills into a rage, and was also looking forward to a right dust-up at the next Council meeting - changed her work rota to be there and see the blood letting. Edna reckoned they hadn't got a leg to stand on, and would be routed. And now she fears they've spoilt it all by issuing a public apology. Edna wants to see it - even if she claims to be quite soft hearted, and not interested in seeing them grovel.
So I promised Edna I'd post on it tonight, in the hope that one of this blog's visitors could shed some light. Comment if you know anything more. Be a pity not to share the details with the wider public.