Liverpool Labour whip Alan Dean loses power struggle after leaked email
Regular Dale Street Associates readers will remember the furore over Alan Dean's leaked email ordering Labour councillors not to raise Liverpool council shortcomings in public, unless they had the permission of the mayor.
The Liverpool Labour chief whip's diktat was then (obviously) leaked to Dale St, and led to him being dubbed Comical Alan.
The email had been sparked by the request of Joe Hanson and Laura Robertson-Collins that a special scrutiny panel be set up to look into low recycling rates.
And readers will remember another line in that email: "I have to advise you that this Scrutiny Panel WILL NO BE ESTABLISHED. At the next meeting of the Select Committee Councillors Hanson and Robertson-Collins will withdraw their motion."
As we report in today's ECHO Cllrs Hanson and Robertson-Collins did not withdraw their motion, and a scrutiny panel will be set up to look at the city's low recycling rates.
Funny how politics works out sometimes isn't it?