Commentary on local democracy and other matters in Brent by James Powney
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Thursday, 5 March 2015
Standards Committee of Brent Council
It is a sad reflection of the decline of the Standards system that Brent Council's Standards Committee has met just once since the local elections in May 2014. This is part of a pattern of down grading that has seen Scrutiny reduced, guards against member corruption emasculated and a lowering in the quality of decision making (typified by the rushing through of various decisions).