The Wrong Arm of the Law 2

It may not be your favourite bedtime reading. Or mine for that matter! But I am told that most self-respecting local government lawyers are never far from a copy of the magazine which bears the same esteemed name. The latest issue picks up on the letter from Sedgemoor District Council to Taunton Deane which I mentioned in this column a few weeks ago. Sedgemoor believes (and they have obtained top legal advice on this issue) that Taunton Deane is trying to pull a fast one by misusing a new piece of legislation to get their dotty plan for a merger with West Somerset approved WITHOUT proper consultation. The Sedgemoor case is powerful and convincing. The Government should be in no doubt that Taunton Deane is determined to cheat. That is why I am determined to expose them.