Tag: Public spending

Dogma…

Lower speed limits on York streets could be scrapped under a plan being considered by council leaders. The 20mph scheme rolled out by the last Labour administration is under review, in a move that has outraged campaigners. Oh, well, outrage…

‘Comforts’ Are A Human Right!

Vonny Moyes (arts journalist and ‘social activist’) on redefining poverty: We’re not hiking five miles for a jug of dirty water; we have good samaritans like the Trussell Trust handing out “golden tickets” to those in need. All things being…

If A Tapeworm Could Speak…

…we now know how it would sound: The new school term will mark the start of the Government initiative offering free lunches to to reception, Year 1 and 2 pupils to ensure pupils get a nutritious meal. The schools are…

They View You As Livestock…

…and this type of farmer gets upset when the livestock thrives without his interference: A Somerset man has set up his own temporary toll road after growing frustrated with a blocked commuter route between Bath and Bristol. Mike Watts is…

Superintendent Hobbs Goes To The Movies…

With Sussex council taxpayers money, of course: He said:”It is a pleasure to support such a worthwhile cause. Anything we can do to highlight the stigma and challenges that the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities face is extremely important and…

About Time!

Sophie Heawood takes out an onion for another unsympathetic cause: Just when you thought our trigger-happy leaders might finally have run out of easy targets – disabled people who can’t run from the Atos testers, foster parents to charge with…

Speculating To Accumulate..?

Or just more woeful handling of public money, mixed with a little soupcon of identity politics? A controversial plan to scrap the free parking enjoyed by more than 10,000 Blue Badge holders in the New Forest is today at the…

‘Blue On Blue’ Is Great Fun, Yes…

…until you realise you’re the one getting stuck with the bill: A 14-year race discrimination court battle has cost the taxpayer almost a million pounds. Equality campaigner Natasha Sivanandan won £420,000 in compensation after a council-funded anti-racism group turned her down for…