“We are split. We have been split since the start of this term of office but it has always been a minority split. This time it is 50% of the group. It’s tragic.Wanna Bet.
“I think he would be very wise to stand down. If he loses next week it will be so humiliating for him, if he stood down there’s no humiliation.”
“Our group has been about personality since the beginning. Nothing has drastically changed in the last two years.
Cllr Bale was a largely Unknown at the time when i n February 2012 Cardiff Council leader Heather Joyce stepped down
As Daily Wales reported at the time
Politically, it was always clear she was a caretaker Leader who could not command her group. Heather was very badly treated by her own colleagues and constantly undermined. Last year’s challenge to her was bitter and the city suffered. The intrigue and personal agendas are ruining the biggest employer in Wales. It’s time for Labour to be honest and appoint the man who has called the shots for a long time, Russell Goodway. Everything will be out in the open then.”Meanwhile Labour has ousted another group leader
As usual Y Cneifwr has covered this coup in detail and much better that the Wasting Mule
What connection these coups have with Labour failure to win the marginal Cardiff North and Carmarthen East and Dinefwr we can only speculate.
But its beginning to look like Labour in Wales famous discipline on their councils were members voted blindly with the council leader is falling apart and we can only wonder if these civil wars in Cardiff , Carmerthem and previously in Swansea who removed their ;leader last year are symptoms of a deeper malaise.