Jimmidy Cricket's comedy politician son Dale Mulgrew has just been made Rochdale's "vice Caesar".
A direct consequence of giving poor Alan Taylor the boot?
What a funny old world.
As reported by RAW here, here ,here, here and here.
Dale instigated the Rochdale Lib Dem leadership crisis with Cllr Greg Couzens. For months they briefed against Alan Taylor and openly criticised his leadership. Dale instigated the backroom vote of no confidence. He left the pearl handled revolver on Alan's desk so that he could "do the right thing".
In December, Dale's buddy Greg failed miserably in the leadership election.
And now the three horse race for deputy chair confirms that "ambitious" Greg Couzens is as popular as a turd in a swimming pool.
So, (by default?) Rossendale's prospective parliamentary candidate is now also the deputy leader of Rochdale Council. Responding to a question about conflicting loyalties, Dale was profound: "I would have to think about it".
A double filling of those golden wellies? Make sure you don't mix left and right Dale!
Godfather Cyril Smith will be pleased as punch. Someone who can be "guided" near to the top.
Who would dare ask about historic sexual abuse to someone closely connected to a national comedy legend? Also, with Dale as vice leader and still in charge of Health and Social Care in the borough, can there be a cover up as to why Cyril Smith has been able to stay in Rochdale infirmary since August 2009? Wouldn't ordinary mortals have gone into a care home?
There will be the positive spin and froth spewing from Rochdale Lib Dems about the "exciting" times from the "new leadership" but RAW detects some profound cover-up, fiddling and avoidance happening.
What has happened to the third man in the deputy leadership election?
What has happened to the old Deputy Leader and portfolio holder for regeneration - Councillor Mohammad Sharif?
Why is he so busy bullying Angie Coric out of her seat?
Does Mohammad Sharif's demise have anything to do with Rochdale's failed regeneration game?