Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Tories & Twisters hit Lincs

Just as the Tories gathered in Sleaford last night to decide how to deal with a massive storm which is brewing, the town was hit by a twister.

The Tories who run Lincolnshire County Council were in Sleaford ahead of Friday's county council meeting, when suddenly the skies blackened and the twister did what twisters do.

It remains to be seen if the Tories took the dramatic event as a signal from above. I'm sure someone was advising them that it would be sensible to drop their shameful plan to limit accountability by scrapping the right of councillors to ask written questions at council meetings (see Sad Day for Democracy below).

Full story on the mini-tornado, including a reader's dramatic photo on the Sleaford Standard site at:

PS The Standard's come a long way since I was its Chief Reporter more than 30 years ago when stories were hammered out on clapped-out manual typewriters!

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