FASCINATING to read that the election hustings about the future of Taunton included two Conservatives on the panel.

One was the council leader, John Williams, the other a senior fellow-Conservative, Roger Habgood, who made it clear that he had no confidence in his leader's management of the council and was making a leadership bid.

Earlier this year, Cllr Habgood wrote in the County Gazette, “Tauntonians are crying out for change. Many believe the town is slipping slowly but surely in a downward spiral”.

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Meanwhile, other Conservative councillors have given up on their party after a decade of waste and neglect and are standing as independents.

So if the Conservatives win the election, they will plunge straight into a civil war, much like the Conservative government.

We will have a country in chaos and a local council starting its life in chaos.


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