Last night's Full Council meeting descended into a shambles. As has happened before, a small number of individuals in the public gallery were so disruptive that the entire Council meeting removed to another room. I imagine the individuals concerned, who numbered not more than ten, congratulated themselves on this result. They seem to think shouting other people down is democratic, although I think it is rather the opposite.
I have long thought that the debates in Brent Council are of extremely poor quality, with little or nothing of substance being said, but that does not justify the anti-social behaviour involved.
I referred to shouting other people down because you disagree with them as undemocratic, which it is. The various figures were all in front of councillors in the reports of the meeting (I wonder whether any of the protesters read these? They are on the Council web site). I also wonder why the protesters did not attend the original meting that passed this scheme back in December 2012, or contribute in any way to that consultation (The January 2014 meeting was simply an annual review). I have described the decision making process here.