Unfortunately the Court of Appeal has now taken the view that there were aspects of the verdict which merit a second look, and as followers of her blog will have seen, Jacqui has been granted leave to appeal.
What this means is that in a few months from now the Chief Executive, the manager of the press office, the ever-loyal Head of Law and other hangers-on will most likely be ferried by council limo and first-class train accommodation back up to London for the next round, while champagne corks pop in the Inns of Court.
Cneifiwr also understands that the Auditor General and his staff have been peering over their half-moon spectacles at the taxpayer-funded legal orgy in County Hall, and started asking awkward questions about the legality of the way in which the chief executive was awarded his indemnity.
What appears to be troubling the official guardians of the public purse are some spooky but no doubt entirely superficial parallels to recent unfortunate events in the County Borough of Caerphilly.
Questions raised include:
- Why did the Chief Executive not declare an interest at the Executive Board meeting which approved his indemnity?
- Why did the Chief Executive remain present throughout the discussion?
- What part did the Chief executive play in drawing up the report which recommended that he should be granted an indemnity?
- Why was the matter treated as an emergency item and not advertised on the published meeting agenda (which of course the Chief Executive himself drew up)?