Four Labour Councillors in Renfrewshire are currently the subject of a criminal probe by Strathclyde Police. It is understood that inquiries centre on expense and allowance claims made by among others, the Council's Lord Provost, Ronnie Burns. This afternoon the Crown Office confirmed a report has been submitted to the local Procurator Fiscal.
Of course, as RfS points out, one of our very favourite people is on Renfrewshire Council.
Of course this is particularly bad timing as only last week Councillor Terry Kelly made a “joke” about being involved in corrupt Labour politics at a local level for 40 years.
Did he really, you ask? Could he be so crass.
Having been involved in corrupt Labour politics for 40 yrs. I'm already rich, I don't need the money I've stolen enough, so I'm retiring, now crawl back under your stone.
Oh dear, oh dear. Alas, the story does not tell whether our favourite Terry is one of the councillors under investigation: one can only fervently that he is not because we will know that the fuzz have got the wrong man...