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A town council meeting that descended into chaos – with councillors trading insults and ultimately getting booted off the Zoom call – has become an internet sensation and a metaphor for the UK’s woes under lockdown.
Footage of the extraordinary exchanges of the Handforth council meeting in Cheshire – described by one participant as ‘a very good example of bullying within Cheshire east and the environs’ – has been shared thousands of times on Twitter. The name of the heroically stoic clerk, Jackie Weaver, who was apparently parachuted in to run the meeting amid accusations of poor behaviour by councillors, trended on Twitter trend and spawned several memes
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