Posts Tagged ‘democracy’

Howick Deputy Chair Adele White speaks up: Tells Chairman Michael Williams his failure to properly address his recent drink-driving conviction and his manipulative bullying is damaging the Howick Local Board’s reputation

Deputy chair of the Howick Local Board Adele White addressed the disgraced chairman Michael Williams at the Board meeting last night [11 March]. Ms White, famously in these parts, stared down an attempt by the chairman to remove her as Deputy on flimsy grounds see: Bunfight at Howick Local Board. With her permission, these are […]

No confidence vote in chairman Michael Williams PASSED but he remains in place.

I attended tonight’s meeting of the Howick Local Board and watched them pass this: (a) That the Howick Local Board expresses no confidence in the chairmanship of Michael Williams as a result of his criminal conviction on 22nd February 2013. But fail to pass this: (b) That Michael Williams be requested to resign from the […]

Mitt Romney: Arranged marriage?

There’s some typically solid and insightful analysis of the US Republican race on Politico. A good article on the dual nature of Newt Gingrich’s relationship with the ‘working press’ in Newt’s secret press pals by Ginger Gibson is worth a read: The same candidate who on Thursday decried “the destructive, vicious, negative nature of much […]

The street won.

On Hosni Mubarak finally acknowledging the obvious: “The street won. There was nothing that could be done. It’s good that he did what he did,” former Defence Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, who knew Mubarak well, told Israel TV’s Channel 10. Egypt was the first Arab country to sign a peace treaty with Israel, and there are […]