So young Ms. Martha Payne had a blog about school lunches.
Took the piss a bit about what she was getting.
Story gets picked up a bit, filtering through the blogs and forums and generally this internet lark. A national paper or two pick it up as a human interest story (she’s raising money for African schoolkids school lunches on the blog).
Piss taking of very serious people who run local council is not allowed, Oh No. She is told that she may not take photos of her school lunches any more.
Having just heard the BBC R4 Today item (at about 7.20 – 7.25) on Martha’s ‘termination’ it’s now imperative for the councillor responsible for education to ‘come clean’ and try and rescue the situation – for all those people who voted for a cleaner council, if for no-one else. Any notion of supporting senior officers would be utterly misguided.
That would be about an hour ago I believe.
I’d say that the council have until about lunchtime today to backtrack on this. Their best bet is a “terrible misunderstanding, lessons learned, staff training to take place”. Any “mockery of the system is not allowed nor should be allowed” will undoubtedly lead to people being fired.