Have your say: 'We do support poppy plan'
I AM still not clear why the council leader, Councillor David Phillips, wrongly accused Independent Councillors of failing to support the plans to plant poppies across Swansea next year to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. (Post, Oct 1).
He obviously failed to read properly the written question submitted by the Independents, which stated in the very first sentence that this planting proposal was "a welcome initiative".
Instead, his remarks in council, as quoted in the Post, were that: "The question does not state you are in favour."
This was clearly incorrect. His further comment that "they (the Independents) are completely out of touch with the people of Swansea, who have widely welcomed this" was likewise untrue and unjust.
Perhaps if Mr Phillips had concentrated more on what was actually being asked in the question included in the council agenda rather than on political point scoring, he wouldn't have provided such an offensive and demeaning written response to a perfectly reasonable query.
Neither would he have subsequently stood in the council chamber and made completely untrue statements.
Councillor Wendy Fitzgerald