6th June 2019

Thirteen thousand pounds of taxpayers’ money has been spent investigating complaints by DHFC landlord and developer Meadow, after Southwark Council leader Peter John ranted on Twitter: “Is this the most stupid development company in history or simply the nastiest?” The council’s standards committee was forced to hold a costly internal investigation into a series of tweets from Cllr John’s account in April 2018 that Meadow claimed were ‘inaccurate and misleading’, and in breach of the council’s code of conduct by failing to treat people and organisations with due respect.