Unprincipled and dishonourable: Cllrs Cox and Holdcroft
February 10, 2013 12 Comments
I have been quoted on two Tory blogs (Cruisers – All About the Seafront This Week), quoted from something I wrote in response to some internal council emails. I have always considered internal council emails, aside from public announcements, to be private. I get all sorts of stuff sent to me that I could use – I refrain.
Unlike Cllrs Cox and Holdcroft I will not be repeating what anyone else has written, as tempting as that now is. I consider that Cox and Holdcroft have acted like cads, and I will not lower myself to their standards.
This now throws the whole council email system in disrepute. I have been accused of quoting private emails, a charge I have denied because I have sought permission first.
I will tackle the issue at hand in another posting, but for now I do wonder where this leaves me. Perhaps I should consider all emails as potentially public affairs, which will limit what I respond to.
Let me assure all residents that have contacted me that I have not and will not publish what they send me, nor will I disclose their details to anyone, including council officers, without first seeking their permission. I am not prepared to act without honour.