"18 months hard labour is fair enuffff" .... but to commit crime in public office you almost certainly need accomplices or unwitting stooges. Hopefully, further investigations will finger more serving or-ex-councillors of both parties. Perhaps some council officials and local businessmen too?
Although the vast majority of Thanet people are totally honest. Its a sad fact that some people with power and influence in the community have been abusing their positions, at the public expense for years.
It's time to for a change!
Lets hope that the remaining fraudsters and cheats are rooted out. Who ever they are.