Posted by: westlancashirerecord | December 21, 2016

The Cllr Greenall View Of Local Council Hats? “Wear Only One”

15 August 2016 Cllr Greenall tweeted “People should not sit on 2 Local Councils @ once”. That, you would imagine, is as clear a statement of belief as any councillor will give you. It was made three months after Moon became a Hesketh-with-Becconsall councillor. From a past mayor moonmayor of the borough it carried some weight, you might think?

It seems to observers and readers of his defence against criticism that Moon came to Hesketh-with-Becconsall in May 2016 not out of altruism but from egoism, to more than double his annual council allowances, from Wyre £4,219 to West Lancashire £4,840, to total £9,000. As clear a snout in the trough snouts move as they come, a prior motivation of self interest? Why else do it?

19 July 2016 Cllr Greenall tweets “I’m seeking the Conservative nomination 4 the West Lancashire (East) County Council seat 4 2017, because it’s my home & it deserves better!” and later states “Sorry, but I’m not one of those narrow politicians who only think my party is right. If my opponents are right, I’ll acknowledge it”… and we ask if and when he did that?

25 July 2016 Cllr Greenall tweets “I’m putting myself forward for County Council as the services it provides are often not good enough & it’s time 4 change!”…and we ask how he will change the services he is unhappy about?

25 July 2016 Cllr Greenall tweets “If I become the Conservative County Councillor for West Lancashire East, that role will receive my exclusive focus; I will not wear 2-hats!”…and we ask “Did you know as you wrote this Cllr Moon did not practice exclusive focus wearing either of his two hats?”

25 July 2016 Cllr Greenall tweets “The fact that all @LancashireCC meetings occur during the day is outrageous. This organisation is out of date and needs reform!!”…and we ask why wasn’t it reformed under the Tory administration?

Cast your minds and eyes back to 12 August when Cllr Greenall tweeted “There are few laws in politics, but I offer this one: Politicians who do not communicate with their constituents are doomed” and we ask if Cllr Greenall knows when did Paul Moon communicate with the constituents of Hesketh-with-Becconsall and what did he say?

15 August 2016 Cllr Greenall tweeted “I’m seeking the Conservative nomination 4 the West Lancs (East) County seat 4 the 2017 County elections. Selection meeting is on Sept 5th” and we ask if Wally Westley as sitting Cnty Cllr encouraged this competition for his seat?

15 August 2016 Cllr Greenall tweeted “People should not sit on 2 Local Councils @ once. If I become a Tory County Councillor next May I’ll resign my Borough Council seat”…at a time when Paul Moon had been sitting on 2 local councils for over 3 months! And we ask if Cllr Greenall had Moon in mind when he made the statement?

18 August 2016 Cllr Greenall tweeted “In 2-tier Local Government shires, no-1 should be a Borough & County Councillor @ the same time”…at a time when his own local party leader was a borough and county councillor at the same time! And we ask if Cllr Greenall will explain the reaction in his party to his stated policy?

18 August 2016 Cllr Greenall tweeted “I’m seeking the Tory nomination 4 the West Lancashire (East) County Council seat for 2017. It’s where I live & it deserves better!” at a time when his own local party leader was and is the West Lancashire East Conservative county councillor! And we ask Cllr Greenall if he had approached Wally Westley to tell him it deserved better and what was Wally’s reaction?

5 September 2016 Cllr Greenall tweeted “Party members have tonight selected me as their candidate for the West Lancashire (East) seat in the 2017 County Council elections”!…and we ask if a condition was imposed about not wearing two hats?

29 September 2016 Cllr Greenall tweeted “Inspired by others I’m taking my first ever break from social media to see what it’s like. I’m taking a month off, see you in November”!

1 November 2016 Cllr Greenall tweeted “Well I’ve had a month off social media and didn’t miss it one bit. I’ll do it again sometime and suggest you do too!” and we ask why, what did it achieve, were you gagged?

5 November 2016 Cllr Greenall tweeted “As a Borough Councillor I’m elected and accountable”…we ask does that apply to Cllr Moon in West Lancashire?

14 November 2016 Cllr Greenall tweeted According to @LancashireCC, in May 2015 48 out of 84 County Cllrs were ‘dual-hatted’ (i.e. Borough & County Cllrs)! #iWon’tDoThis #Paul4WLE…and we ask who among you wore three lucrative hats? NB Starts with O’T

16 December 2016 Cllr Greenall tweeted “Labour Cllr Lives in Tarleton; represents a Borough Ward in Skelmersdale; now wants to represent Leyland @ County Hall!!”…and we ask so what, what is your view of Cllr Moon sitting in two boroughs?

So the Greenall hat counting campaign ended with an opportunist dig at a political opponent whose ethics are squeaky clean by comparison with Moons.

As Cllr Greenall looks at his Conservative colleague Moon sitting on the same council benches on the odd occasions Moon appears in West Lancashire, does he not feel contempt for the previously stated egoism, that of self-centered and self-motivated greed, on display? Has Greenall watched this loss of the Conservative value of personal responsibility with a “so what” shrug of his shoulders?

Perhaps after reading again that Moon said “Being on both councils puts me in a unique position and allows me to compare the two and see how they are run differently and gives me the skills to make the right decision” we might recall how psychological egoists may attempt to shift the question away from outward appearances to ultimate motives of acting benevolently towards others? No chance!


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