Well, firstly, it wasn't leaked. Secondly, I think you'd probably need to watch it, then find out the context before being able to give any judgement about it.I haven't watched it - I've attended far too many uncomfortable meetings - and I'm sure it's grimly funny. But is this sort of shaming really fair to the participants? I suspect they all thought they were just doing what was best for the town and didn't expect their embarrassment to be plastered all over the internet.
Someone should be getting their knuckles rapped for the leak.
It is a public meeting, so cannot be 'leaked', although the law governing such meetings is very much pre-Zoom.it wasn't leaked
May be of interest in your points re the legalities.Parish Councils have been around for a while so I assume there is discussion to be had and decisions to make for the good of the parish.
And entirely reasonable that there are public elections for places on such a council.
@Arrowfoot You may think that 30 year olds would be better than 70 year olds but not many wish to expend effort on that, so those in the 'later' cohort with time and probably decades of allegiance to their community volunteer.
@Beebo : "I presume Jackie has only been called to the meeting because this sort of bullying behaviour has got out of hand."
We don't know this. Aiui the inability to have meetings since March had meant there was parish business which needed to be done and there was a long-standing factional conflict moving from simmer to boil in the council.
Aiui Weaver had offered/volunteered to carry out the duties of 'Clerk' ie enabler for the elected councillors to get stuff done (and presumably taking and writing up the minutes) and was e-capable. I suggest gratuitous exclusion of members from a meeting is itself 'bullying'. The Chairman (presumably elected by the council at some stage) asked for confirmation that he would not be excluded by unilateral action of the person with the buttons, referring to the standing orders which specify who has the power to exclude. Weaver could have said 'I shall not exclude anyone' but did not give the Chairman the assurance sought. He then failed to keep his frustration under control fearing presciently that she would act ultra vires.
Just shows that one person's bullying is another person's adherence to standing orders, and one person's unilateral no-platforming is another person's bullying.
When playing Monopoly it really pays to know the rules. Being the banker also confers potential for 'winning'. In this simile (or is it metaphor) Weaver was the banker with her hands on the $100 notes.