The intervention by the Government to remove the Children’s Services from council control is a damning indictment on the political leadership of Councillor Pat Smith and the leader Paul Watson.
They are equally culpable and should resign.
Another aspect of this whole sorry affair has been the silence of the Shadow Children’s Minister and MP for the city, Sharon Hodgson.
If this had been a Conservative authority she would have been protesting from the rooftops.
If this sort of issue is not within her remit then what’s the point of her brief.