Yesterday's Full Council meetin was a curious affair, not least because although the Council recommend the public view on a live stream a technical problem meant that proceedings were all but inaudible. A long-distance static camera means that it is often impossible to know who is speaking (even if you could hear them). There are no captions identifying the speakers.
An audible recording is promised which will help to clarify what exactly was said by Brent Council Labour, Muhammed Butt, to so anger Conservative councillor Suresh Kansagra.
A Liberal Democrat motion on Refugees, that sough cross-party support was amended by the Labour Group. Some of the amendments were sensible but others inserted statements of self-praise for the Labour Party. Am amendment on Morland Gardens seemed to have been inserted just to make propganda for the Council's controverial proposal for the building.
Despite the propagandist elements of the amendment the motion is very welcome.
Here is the motion, Labour amendment in red. The motion as amended was passed.
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