Thursday, 29 November 2007

Some Conservatives are with and some are without brains -- official

City Council meeting this week was pretty lively. During the debate over congestion charging, I gently heckled Cllr. Antony Little of the Conservatives, who is vehemently opposed to congestion charging, pointing out to him that it was his own Party [at the County level] that was actually pushing congestion charging for Norwich. His response was most intriguing and amusing: “It may be my Party – but I’ve got a brain.”

Was he perhaps meaning: As opposed to his County colleagues (one of whom was sitting immediately on his left as he spoke), who by implication do not?...!

3 Comments:

Blogger Antony said...

Or I meant compaired to other people, Rupert ... look closer to home!

29 November 2007 at 23:22  
Blogger Rupert said...

Nice try, Antony! But an extremely unconvincing interpretation -- it is obvious from what you said at the time that the comparison you intended was with your Party 'colleagues' on the County -- _not_ with folks like me.

30 November 2007 at 09:11  
Blogger Rupert said...

As for how to interpret your deliberately-somewhat-vague comment, here, two intriguing ideas suggest themselves:
1) I have been accused of many things in my time, but not having a brain seems an unlikely thing to accuse a Reader in Philosophy of!
2) Or perhaps you meant _very_ close to home -- on the Conservative benches at City Hall?! (Cllr. Collishaw is on the County as well as the City Council, if I am not much mistaken...)

30 November 2007 at 09:13  

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City Council meeting this week was pretty lively. During the debate over congestion charging, I gently heckled Cllr. Antony Little of the Conservatives, who is vehemently opposed to congestion charging, pointing out to him that it was his own Party [at the County level] that was actually pushing congestion charging for Norwich. His response was most intriguing and amusing: “It may be my Party – but I’ve got a brain.”

Was he perhaps meaning: As opposed to his County colleagues (one of whom was sitting immediately on his left as he spoke), who by implication do not?...!

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