by Dan Slee
Okay, so maybe we should stop pretending things are all great when they're not?
Maybe we should just say that we used to do that but now we don't?
And that we didn't do that thing very well, maybe?
It cuts against the grain of many comms people but that was more or less the bold position of Richard Stokoe from the London Fire Service at the second day of the annual LGComms event.
As a former LGA comms head Richard has hard won experience of looking after the reputation of councils.