Thankfully, they did at least accept the Labour/Green motion to cancel the programme.
So, this lot have now:
- stopped schools from speaking at Full Council meetings
- stopped people from protesting at schools
- caused unnecessary panic within some school communities
... and, for good measure, just to prove their democratic credentials:
- stopped elected Members from having an open debate about the whole sorry saga
Mind you, that was undoubtedly the point - they don't want a public debate about what has been an unholy mess from start to finish.
And, talk about it 'all being okay as we can have such a debate on Thursday 20th September' at the regular Council Meeting is nonsense - as mentioned earlier, there is NO item on the agenda about the Estate Rationalisation (school closure!) Programme. NOT A THING.
Today was a democratic disgrace.
Unfortunately, it's becoming a regular occurrence ...