Brady calls for unity
HULL: City council leader Steve Brady has refused to reprimand one of his predecessors over claims that local authorities around the Humber are "fighting likes rats in a sack" behind closed doors.
Ex-leader Councillor Colin Inglis spoke out at a scrutiny meeting earlier this month, claiming North East Lincolnshire Council leader Chris Shaw was trying to usurp Hull's position in the region.
Cllr Brady, above, said: "Every member is entitled to their views and scrutiny is the place to express those views.
"My job as leader is to represent Hull diplomatically and try to wade through the treacle of politics.
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"That's what I do but I don't want to stop free expression by individual members of the council.
"The whole future of this region depends on all the council leaders understanding each other's needs.
"We still meet on a monthly basis, we still treat each with great respect and we also agree and disagree from time to time.
"It's a bit like a marriage.
"There will always be arguments but that's just how it is."