'Mr Bloomfield is not the correct image for the current leaders of the council, even though he is easily the best man for the job. He faced problems because he had a beard and on occasions he did not wear a suit.'
Are these people mad or just stupid? Answers on a postcard please to the Council House, Birmingham.
They're doing well at getting rid of City Council senior officers at the moment, although their current autocratic style isn't going down well with the Labour group - especially after an officer was appointed to an interim post by the Tory/LD coalition without the customary all-party involvement.