Poor Cllr Alan Taylor. Lib Dem Leader of Rochdale Council.
"infamy, infamy, they all have it in for me"
There are two very ambitious Rochdale Lib Dem councillors who have been plotting for over a year.
Cllr Dale "there's more" Mulgrew and Cllr Greg "kissing" Couzens.
As Rochdale council's finances falter, our roads' potholes deepen and the adult care service abandons the most vulnerable citizens of Rochdale, what are these two councillors up to?
Back stabbing and undermining Alan Taylor for sure. Greg and Dale have been very indiscrete. Like two crowing cocks, they will disown Alan Taylor by Tuesday.
The simple Lib Dem plan is the worst kept secret in Rochdale.
On Tuesday, Dale Mulgrew is going to fill his dad's wellies and call for a vote of no confidence in Councillor Taylor. For whatever reason, Mo Sharif could be for the chop too.
If the shenanigans all go to plan, then a bashful and coy Greg Couzens will reluctantly grasp power for himself.
There will be kind words of thanks from the self-made "millionaire" hairdresser for the past "great work" of senior Rochdale Lib Dems. But these shallow rehearsed sentiments will leave a sour taste in many mouths of those in the room on Tuesday.
Especially for those who have heard the poisonous whispers that Greg Couzens and his savage cutting crew have been encouraging for over a year.
If trust and loyalty cannot be shown between this bunch then what chance do the people of Rochdale have? Personal, politicial ambition and a desire for power does not demonstrate selfless civic service. Rochdalians have been sold down the river for too long whilst this in-fighting has raged.
Dark days for Rochdale- a town that deserves much better.
The last days of Rome? Burning while Nero fiddles?