“Let me be clear to you, if you do not want to take decisions in the remainder of this administration, I expect you to resign from the cabinet.
“I’m not having you playing these games. I will remove your portfolio, you will have no portfolio, and you can be doing nothing.
“But we are not deferring decisions. Get that through your fucking thick skull, John.”
Listening to Greenwich Council leader Chris Roberts verbally abuse cabinet member John Fahy by voicemail, it’s less the swearing that shocks – it’s the threat to terminate a colleague’s career.
The existence of the voicemail was revealed on this website on Monday, but now the News Shopper has published the voicemail and and identified its recipient as being the cabinet member for health, and sometime leadership rival to Roberts. (Clip from the News Shopper via Audioboo – contains industrial language.) https://i0.wp.com/853.london/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/ns_greenwich.jpg?resize=300%2C330&ssl=1