The Beans on Toast carries the news that Peter Black has been accused of 'scaremongering' by Neath Port Talbot council after he claimed that childrens services has been put into special measures.
A press release by the Lib Dem AM quotes sections of a Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) inspection in November last year and queries the purpose of a loan taken out in March 2010 to boost services
He added, "The council's children's services are in special measures and not considered currently fit for purpose.”
A council spokeswoman was having none of it and told the paper that "Mr Black is scaremongering and needs to get his facts straight.
"Contrary to his statement, children's services are not in special measures nor did the Invest to Save project leave the service in chaos.”
It’s familiar ground for Black who was forced last year to backtrack after he accused Assembly officials of political bias over the same subject.
In 2009, the Welsh government sent in a team to tackle failing childrens’ services at Swansea Council – then under Lib Dem control. This followed a CSSIW assessment that the council had made little progress in addressing serious performance shortcomings identified in an earlier critical report.