Hart to heart
Speaking in his capacity as a teachers' representative, Hart gave a guarded welcome to the council's pre-12 strategy (aka primary school closure programme), before finishing with a heart string-tugging plea.
"I trust the strategy will offer some reasonable opportunities for mature members of the service to retire with dignity", he said, delivered with a gravitas that would have had the proverbial glass eye watering copiously.
Not even Hart, however, with his long experience in the union that practically invented political correctness, could have bettered the description in the committee papers of decrepit primary buildings as "distressed andor challenged".
Surely this is the first time that PC has been deployed in deference to the sensitivities of inanimate objects.