A top judge has ruled The Bolton News cannot name two councillors summonsed to court after they failed to pay their council tax for two years in a row.
For 18 months, The Bolton News has called for various authorities to name the Bolton councillors — one Labour and one Conservative — who were summonsed to court after they failed to pay a total of £4,660 on time.
But now, in a written judgement, Judge Robin Challender Smith and two tribunal members decided the councillors’ names should not be released because the circumstances of their cases “placed the individuals in a position where they could significantly and legitimately have expected not to be named” .
Does that apply to you or me if summonsed for the same offence? I bet it doesn’t!
The report claims it would cause the two councillors distress and infringe their human rights.
Well then, since we can’t know which councillors it was, obviously ALL Bolton Labour & Conservative councillors are now under suspicion.
Solution: vote ‘em ALL out!