"my mission to lift the veil of secrecy that currently dominates this portfolio"
"forewarned of any contentious issues that might be lurking round the corner"
that I will always be mindful of Parliamentary campaigns and will ensure that any bad news that could affect these campaigns will be nipped in the bud.
The piece is actually a considered kicking to Cllr Hassall, with references to secrecy, lack of consulation and consistency - Martin won't say one thing this week and something else the next, clearly suggesting that Ray has failed in all of those areas, otherwise why would there be a need for change? He says that the vision has become 'blurred' - without ever explaining precisely what that vision is, but accepts that the Lib Dem Group now have 'lesser expectations.'