Bham council must not be allowed to scapegoat Clancy to renege on bin deal

The SKWAWKBOX

Birmingham City Council (BCC) leader John Clancy is under pressure to resign after the SKWAWKBOX this morning exclusively revealed an email he sent advising council officers that a deal struck with union Unite had been fully approved:

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As of this evening, he is also facing a formal vote of no confidence put forward by two Labour councillors – Clancy is also on the Labour group – as well as an open letter calling for his resignation published by a third Labour councillor:

clancy bmail2.pngOn the face of it, this seems like good news. However, the content of the no-confidence motion suggests otherwise:

No-one doubts how difficult it has been for John Clancy and the Cabinet in recent weeks – relentless and complex negotiations on a matter which challenges us as Labour politicians. Nonetheless, this has been seriously mishandled, and the extent of this is being revealed to our citizens.

We cannot…

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