When Obamamania goes wrong
Oh dear – if you live in Lewisham, ask your local councillor what they were doing last night…
COUNCILLORS spent more than 20 minutes praising American President Barack Obama at a council meeting last night, leaving no time to discuss other issues affecting Lewisham residents.
A motion tabled by mayor Sir Steve Bullock to recognise the importance of Mr Obama’s inauguration took priority over other motions such as the provision of free school meals for all.
The meeting was ended before councillors had time to discuss the motion tabled by Green councillor Darren Johnson.
There was also lots on astronomy, according to another councillor, Lib Dem Andrew Milton. Good to see the wheels of democracy turning well up the road.