Martin Francis' blog Wembley Matters, whilst often unfairly negative about Brent Council and openly politically partisan, has done a good service in highlighting concerns about certain employment practices in the Council. These have largely centred on the Rosemarie Clark case.
His most recent posts highlight an extremely unusual semi-public statement by Cllr Butt on the issue.
In fact, he kind of problems that have been a concern to me since 2012, and in my view go well beyond the individuals concerned and damage the whole organisation. It would be much less worrying if the Clarke case were indeed the only instance, but it is not. I have mentioned these problems a number of times. I think it is unlikely that the Council will be able to "move forward" as he puts it until these matters have been credibly and publicly investigated.