Best get yourself a thicker flak jacket Councillor Shaw
FOLLOWING all the flak that has been thrown at council leader Chris Shaw, pictured – over Scartho Baths, the parking permits, the flower beds, you name it – he must have thought that his latest announcement would at least chime with public opinion.
But while some have welcomed his radical proposal to scrap all 650 MPs and replace them in the House of Commons with himself and his fellow council leaders, others are not so sure.
“The only thing I can think of that would be worse than a chamber full of MPs would a chamber full of Chris Shaws!” someone posted on the Grimsby Telegraph’s website.
“In my opinion, £1.5 billion per annum (the amount the council leader thinks his grand plan would save) is a small price to pay in order to prevent people like Councillor Shaw running the country,” wrote another.
“God help us!” was Lib Dem group leader Andrew De Freitas’s succinct reaction.
But I don’t think they need to panic just yet.
As Mr Shaw himself conceded, the turkeys are unlikely to vote for Christmas.
Read more from Simon Faulkner in his Simon Says column in today's Telegraph.