|"I will not bend"|
The June 21st Newsletter exalts in the close relationship between officers and councillors and gives this insight into Gareth Daniel's view of decision making. It sounds as if he has formed his own version of the 'No Turning Back' group which was formed to prevent any change of mind on Margaret Thatcher's 'reforms'.:
Presumably this is what he is saying to Muhammed Butt, the recently elected 'official' leader of Brent Council.
Once any necessary consultation has taken place, we should always move confidently into action mode and when we make a decision we need to stick to it. Nobody respects an organisation that bends to the demands of every pressure group or the inevitable special pleading of sectional interest groups.
Gareth Daniel in 1982
I guess people who believe in the importance of libraries are a 'sectional interest' group, as are those who believe in the importance of early childhood provision, or even those who think it is quite nice if people have a roof over their head...