8 things to remember when in the presence of the mayor of Bromley

Councillor Julian Benington in the new Mayor of Bromley

Councillor Julian Benington in the new Mayor of Bromley

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Last week Councillor Julian Benington replaced Ernest Noad as mayor of Bromley. In accordance with tradition, here are eight things to bear in mind when in his presence.

1. If you are announcing the mayor of Bromley at an event, always refer to him to as 'the worshipful the mayor of Bromley'.

2. When in conversation with the mayor of Bromley, you should address him as 'Mr Mayor' and then 'sir'.

3. The mayoress is referred to as the mayoress or in conversation 'madam'. 

4. If the mayor is attending an event a responsible person should be delegated to greet him on arrival.

5. The mayor should then be accompanied - not necessarily by the same person - for the whole event. 

6. The mayor will arrive not more than five minutes before the start of a function.

7. At events held within the borough, the mayor's precedence requires that he should be seated to the immediate right of the president, chairman or host. 

8. By act of parliament, the mayor has precedence in all places within the London borough of Bromley. 


 

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12:29am Sat 14 Jun 14

goldenbroomboy says...

Will I be thrown in prison for refusing to use the L word?
Will I be thrown in prison for refusing to use the L word? goldenbroomboy
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2:59pm Sat 14 Jun 14

white rabbit9 says...

If I see him I will call what I like, something beginning with C would suit.

No human is above any human in law.
If I see him I will call what I like, something beginning with C would suit. No human is above any human in law. white rabbit9
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3:01pm Sat 14 Jun 14

white rabbit9 says...

By act of parliament, the mayor has precedence in all places within the London borough of Bromley.

ACT is 'consent' of the governed. Don't accept it,

Terresa may has said we are policed by 'consent' so don't consent to it.
By act of parliament, the mayor has precedence in all places within the London borough of Bromley. ACT is 'consent' of the governed. Don't accept it, Terresa may has said we are policed by 'consent' so don't consent to it. white rabbit9
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3:59pm Sat 14 Jun 14

Richard Comaish says...

Nothing difficult or controversial for those of the more anarcho-syndicalist fringe of the political spectrum to accept, then?
Nothing difficult or controversial for those of the more anarcho-syndicalist fringe of the political spectrum to accept, then? Richard Comaish
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5:48pm Sat 14 Jun 14

RikTrik says...

I wouldn't even kiss the Queen's behind so this dude ain't got a chance in Hell. Anyone who is into all this bowing and scraping must have a very low opinion of themselves. As for this Mayor nob, I never voted for him so he can take a run and jump.
I wouldn't even kiss the Queen's behind so this dude ain't got a chance in Hell. Anyone who is into all this bowing and scraping must have a very low opinion of themselves. As for this Mayor nob, I never voted for him so he can take a run and jump. RikTrik
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7:56pm Sat 14 Jun 14

white rabbit9 says...

Richard Comaish wrote:
Nothing difficult or controversial for those of the more anarcho-syndicalist fringe of the political spectrum to accept, then?
That strictly isn't true.......anarco communist's are nothing more than manipulated useful idiots to the government. Anarco communist are the left because they do the work of the governments.

I am saying that this person is nothing more than human being in costume.
[quote][p][bold]Richard Comaish[/bold] wrote: Nothing difficult or controversial for those of the more anarcho-syndicalist fringe of the political spectrum to accept, then?[/p][/quote]That strictly isn't true.......anarco communist's are nothing more than manipulated useful idiots to the government. Anarco communist are the left because they do the work of the governments. I am saying that this person is nothing more than human being in costume. white rabbit9
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2:41pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Richard Comaish says...

'I had dropped more or less by chance into the only community of any size in Western Europe where political consciousness and disbelief in capitalism were more normal than their opposites. Up here in Aragón one was among tens of thousands of people, mainly though not entirely of working-class origin, all living at the same level and mingling on terms of equality. In theory it was perfect equality, and even in practice it was not far from it. There is a sense in which it would be true to say that one was experiencing a foretaste of Socialism, by which I mean that the prevailing mental atmosphere was that of Socialism. Many of the normal motives of civilised life– snobbishness, money-grubbing, fear of the boss, etc.– had simply ceased to exist. The ordinary class-division of society had disappeared to an extent that is almost unthinkable in the money-tainted air of England; there was no one there except the peasants and ourselves, and no one owned anyone else as his master.'

—George Orwell, Homage to Catalonia, ch. VII

Useful idiots doing the work of government?
'I had dropped more or less by chance into the only community of any size in Western Europe where political consciousness and disbelief in capitalism were more normal than their opposites. Up here in Aragón one was among tens of thousands of people, mainly though not entirely of working-class origin, all living at the same level and mingling on terms of equality. In theory it was perfect equality, and even in practice it was not far from it. There is a sense in which it would be true to say that one was experiencing a foretaste of Socialism, by which I mean that the prevailing mental atmosphere was that of Socialism. Many of the normal motives of civilised life– snobbishness, money-grubbing, fear of the boss, etc.– had simply ceased to exist. The ordinary class-division of society had disappeared to an extent that is almost unthinkable in the money-tainted air of England; there was no one there except the peasants and ourselves, and no one owned anyone else as his master.' —George Orwell, Homage to Catalonia, ch. VII Useful idiots doing the work of government? Richard Comaish
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