Why is the Marlborough Express focused on leaks?

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The Marlborough Express is breathlessly reporting on the witch hunt at the council where mayoral candidate John Leggett told us what he really thought about the “World Class” theatre.

Instead of running stories about what a giant waste of money the “World Class” theatre is, and how badly mismanaged the entire project has been, they are concentrating on the witch hunt.

Outgoing Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman said by not signing the declarations the councillors were prolonging an issue that he described as “absolutely despicable”.

“I wanted to leave on a positive note, so to leave with this hanging over the council and the other councillors is extremely disappointing,” he said.

How is it absolutely despicable to let a candidate explain their position in their own words? And how it is it despicable to spend more time trying to hunt down people who leak rather than addressing the fundamental problem, the totally mismanaged “World Class” Theatre project.

What is despicable is a mayoral candidate who says one thing in public and another in private. This is hypocrisy at its worst.


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