Edna Mopbucket, who does a bit of 'itinerant' cleaning and occasionally listens in at keyholes is a very nice woman. Never a bad word for anyone. But today she was incandescent. The subject of her ire was Powys County Councillor for Montgomery, Stephen Hayes. Seems a decent enough chap to me, but I cannot repeat on this family blog some of the things she said she wanted to do to him. I doubt whether he's ever had such things done. And if he has, it would have cost him big-time. Anyway, after I promised to put a good word in for her with the man for whom she has the 'hots', Councillor Bob Mills, she calmed down and told me what it was that raised her blood to such a pitch.
Seemed she'd been listening in at today's meeting of the Executive Board of the Council, and straight after approval of the minutes, the aforementioned Councillor Hayes leapt in with a personal attack on Edna. She couldn't believe her ears. And then they were all having a go at her. Seems they're all in favour of keeping things secret (at least this is what Edna said) and they want another whistle blower hunt to find out who's been leaking all these issues that they would prefer to be kept 'confidential'. Seems that the 'Interim' Chief Executive is going to bring forward a special item for discussion. Edna doesn't know at this stage whether he's going to recommend spending several thousand pounds of taxpayer's money, trying to find the culprit. "Its like the bl**** Kremlin" she said. After a while she sniggered. "Never catch me though. I just keep my head down over the mop, and they don't notice I'm there". Then she started telling me about all sorts of 'confidential' stuff concerning the absolute cock up that the Assembly has made of the business advisory service. She was amused to hear Board members being told about it all today, as if it was news - while she's known about it all for months. "They make problems for themselves by trying to keep all these things secret - and for no apparent reason" she said. That's the thing about Edna. She's not daft. I'd vote for her.