Hat tip to Chris Hazel. Thanks.
Per The Guardian
Eleven out of 15 councillors in a Somerset local authority have resigned "en masse" in protest against a barrage of criticism from a blogger, it emerged today."Impossible working conditions?" Are the citizens not allowed to show disapproval?
Some 11 members of Somerton council's complement of 15 stepped down on Tuesday.
The walkout came after blogger Niall Connolly branded some members "jackasses" and referred to one leaflet as being "like a Nazi call to arms".
A motion was then proposed that members step down, citing "impossible working conditions".
The Muck and Brass Blog is the cause of the uproar. The motto of the blog is Non Mihi, Non Tibi, Sed Nobis, Not Me, Not You, But Us.
From the most recent blog post:
The last three days have been very busy here in sleepy old Somerton but the media circus has now left and its time for a little reflection.It would seem that bloggers have become the new agitators of politicians. Not quite the "Committees of Correspondence" in our own pre-Revolutionary days, but still...
What has become obvious, in the wider response to this blog, is the very real dissatisfaction that is felt by so many people across the UK and beyond, with regard to the performance of those who are meant to represent us. That dissatisfaction is real and it is based on the experiences or ordinary people, ordinary people who our leaders seek to ignore in pursuit of their own agendas.
Still, if the Council members have a clear conscience, there should be no resignations. However, if they don't, it is time for them to make way for others. Or the voters to do the equivalent.
Regards — Cliff