Reported in today's Echo was the distribution of a leaflet by Thorpe Bay Independent Party councillor Ron Woodley just before Christmas intending to mislead the reader into believing that it is a Conservative publication.
The leaflet in question has been circulated in various parts of the town including here in West Shoebury.
The irony is that the Independent Party are the first to claim that the major political parties are nasty and operate a whip system yet send out this type of negative literature, have a group leader and vote en bloc more than any other group on the Council.
Dressing up literature to mock political opponents is nothing new but it always has been clear that the origin of the leaflet is from the Conservatives.
I have to say that it is a bit rich of Cllr Woodley to complain about financial mismanagement when he and his Thrope party colleagues signed a memorandum of understanding supporting a Conservative budget and spending plans. Come to think of it, neither Cllr Woodley or any of the Independent Party have ever opposed a scheme which has been funded from borrowing.
The simple truth is that Cllr Woodley and the majority of the Independent Party believe that they can do and say what they like without ever being exposed. When they are exposed by the likes of this blog they throw bigger strops than my four year old daughter and cry foul play.