The Conservatives have formed a coalition with independent councillors to form an administration to run Cornwall County Council.  Cllr Alec Robertson, a Conservative, becomes the new Council leader. The new cabinet will consist of six Conservatives and four independents. The concept of an "Independent Group" with a collective stance has always struck me as something of a contradiction in terms. But two of the Independents who are now cabinet members were outspoken critics of wasteful spending under the Lib Dem council. So let us hope they will work with their Conservative colleagues to achieve better value for money.