Suffolk CC "Sorry Seems to be the hardest word"

Cllr Judy Terry
Is the Lady for turning?
As Wordblog reported in his excellent blogpost on Tuesday's Suffolk County Council Scrutiny Committee there was a moment when the Chairman Colin Hart said words to the effect of "We are in a bit of a hole, will you help us get out of it".

Wordblog reported:
The suggestion was for all those with an interest in the issue to sit town together and try to find a solution, but it got lost in the surprised and equivocal responses. Quickly, the momentum was lost.
A little later in the meeting, Interim Director of Adult and Community Services Anna McCreadie nearly apologised for the misleading and inaccurate data produced by her department as part of the consultation. But she failed to actually apologise saying she "noted and had heard what people said".

Immediately after the meeting I was asked by the BBC how I thought the meeting had gone and if I thought Suffolk County Council should have apologised. I said that I thought that they should and that it would have made a difference if they had.

Anna McCreadie
Sorry seems to be the hardest word
Much to my wife and family's amusement I quite like Elton John's music and I can't help thinking of an Elton John song that pretty much sums this up to me:
It's sad, so sad
It's a sad, sad situation
And it's getting more and more absurd
It's sad, so sad
Why can't we talk it over
Oh it seems to me
That sorry seems to be the hardest word
I agree with Colin Hart, the County's administration is in a hole. But it is a hole of their own making and before they can expect us to help them out of it then it would be nice to hear the simple word "sorry". Maybe then we could "talk it over" more easily.
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