A bit insensitive for Medway Conservatives to be snubbing Her Majesty in this matter.
This blog supports the campaign for City status but it is inappropriate for the Council to re-brand as something which it is not currently, and which is still being considered by the Queen.
Cllr Jarrett's response that 'we can call ourselves what we like' is simply a baffling response. A town can not just suddenly decide to call itself a city, or a city a metropolis. Perhaps Maidstone Council will re-brand to City of Maidstone or Faversham or Dartford. That is a ridiculous response.
With £50m of cuts identified over the next four years, it is simply concerning that 'Ivory towered' Tories are squandering money on publicity schemes whilst people are loosing their jobs.
If the Queen does not award City status to Medway then this is an expensive mistake.
It is appropriate to wait until you know you have won something before undertaking, at great cost, such re-branding.