Tory-led RBKC (Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea) council cancelled a council meeting tonight because a judge had ordered the council to allow press to attend.
In a context of shredded public trust nationwide and even more in their borough because of the council’s woeful response after the terrible fire, aborting a meeting to avoid scrutiny was hardly the way to start the long and difficult process of restoring public confidence in our institutions.
The outrage in the aftermath of the cancellation announcement by council leader Nick Paget-Brown was caught on video:
In the current climate of distrust, local residents are inevitably going to draw their own conclusions about the council’s apparent eagerness to avoid a spotlight.
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