Friday, October 06, 2006
Hot drinks row was storm in a teacup...
The row over a staff member being instructed NOT to offer two disabled protesters a hot drink HERE was all a misunderstanding, according to Tony McArdle, Chief Executive at Lincolnshire.
He tells me that the reason a staff member was told not to take a drink to the two gentlemen who had camped outside the county offices all night was because full cover was needed to stay at her desk – which would have been lost if she had popped out.
Tony assures me that the protesters were in fact offered an early morning drink by employees arriving at work.
I’m happy to put the record straight and accept that the instruction had not come from the top.