Monday, 10 June 2013
Thanet Council withholds Transeuropa Documents from Councillor Driver
Last week I requested the Council's Chief Executive to arrange for me see all the documents related to the Transeuropa scandal. I have now received a reply from the Council's Legal officer, Harvey Patterson rejecting my request on very spurious grounds. I am forced to assume that by denying my request, the Council and its officer/ political leadership are is trying to cover something up. Perhaps they are worried that rules may have broken or that the Council and its agents may have behaved improperly in setting up a 3 year secret deal which allowed Transeuropa Ferries to rack up an eye-watering debt to the Council of at least £3.4million plus any other related debts or spending which could emerge as the saga unfolds, which you and I will ultimately have to pay for. I have published my reply to Mr Patterson on my blogsite
This issue will not go away. I will not stop asking questions and someone will eventually have to take responsibility for this appalling scandal.
Cllr Ian Driver