Well that didnt last long.
Just ten days after being appointed to the Parades Commission…salary £22,000 per annum…Glyn Roberts, the Chief Executive of the Independent Retailers Federation has resigned from the Commission.
There was some speculation (this Blog passim) that it represented a change of direction by the British Government…not overly satisfied with the previous Commission and it has been noted here and indeed on Slugger O’Toole that Roberts had given interviews (wearing his Retailers hat) about Parades.
It was also noted that Roberts was Chair of Alliance Party in 2012-2013.
Oddly the previous Chair of the Parades Commission (Peter Osborne) is a previous Chair of the Alliance Party.
The Alliance Party are really….talented.
Indeed some commenters (previous members of Alliance Party themselves perhaps) have noted how talented Roberts is.
So we must respect the decision of Glyn Roberts.
Will he ever get appointed to another Quango?
Maybe …like a bus…another Quango….will be along in a minute.
John Taylor…now “Lord Somebody” is hardly my favourite UUP politician.
But he was asking questions in “House of Lords” about the appointment of a political figure to the Parades Commission.