Rupert Read has never been the most respected political figure in Norwich and his regular outbursts at full council will ensure that he never is either.
The Green Party frontbencher speaking on Transport Issues said this last night:
"Councillor Little spends a long time telling us why he is against Unitary. I'll tell you in two words why I'm for it ... Westlegate pedestrianisation."
He then went on to say that this was his only reason (not that, ONLY) why he was in favour of unitary.
You could say that Cllr Read was willing to financially screw the City and its residents and destroy local services over a piece of road.
Or you could say that he can't cope with the complexity of the issue.
Either way, his contribution did his party no good.
UPDATE: Thanks to an e-mailing friend who points out that Green County Councillors vote on issues that only effect county areas, like Cromer, Great Yarmouth or Diss. If they believe so strongly in the unitary principle will all Green - and Labour and LibDem Councillors - promise to abstain on issues that don't affect the City? Don't hold your breath.