Two-Tier Public ‘Service’…

A “super team” of public sector and education officials is to be established to deal with up to 1,200 problem families.

Step right up to the front of the queue! Your own private ‘Zil lane’, all you feckless…

Brighton and Hove City Council leader Bill Randall has confirmed that the local authority will establish the dedicated unit to ensure help is given to those people who require the most support.

It will include social workers, housing officers, police, fire service and Brighton and Hove City College.

The council hopes this will free up other teams to tackle other issues for the rest of the city’s 250,000 residents.

In other words, those who are left will be handling all the normal people. Your granny needs a new boiler? She’ll have to get in line behind Donna’s need for a new front door because Wayne smashed it in when he came home drunk again…

The Government has identified 675 “troubled families” in Brighton and Hove, 1,165 in West Sussex and 1,015 in East Sussex.

Some say ‘troubled’, others say ‘troubling‘…

Brighton Kemptown Tory MP Simon Kirby said: “If we can spend a fraction of that money identifying and supporting families early on, then not only will it help them in dealing with the problems that they face, but it will save the tax payer a considerable sum in the long term.”

Ah, yes, the taxpayer! Tell me, Simon, what reduction in their council tax will these taxpayers get to reflect their suddenly becoming second-tier citizens in the system they are paying into?

What’s that? Nothing?
Well, that can’t be right, can it?

5 comments for “Two-Tier Public ‘Service’…

  1. Furor Teutonicus
    December 25, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    XX but it will save the tax payer a considerable sum in the long term.” XX

    One round of high velocity lead to the neck is even cheaper. Imagine how much they could save then!

  2. December 25, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    If you reward bad behaviour then people will behave badly. So the simple solution is if people behave badly then remove all State funding until they see the error of their ways. That means no social housing, dole or other cash benefits, housing benefit, access to the NHS the lot. If they want me to subsidise them then they can damn well behave properly.

    • Steve W
      December 26, 2011 at 11:51 am

      Ignoring the behaviour element of that, I’d happily forego

      “social housing, dole or other cash benefits, housing benefit, access to the NHS the lot”

      As long as the bastards at the top are prepared to forego extracting my taxes. Might become a bit tricky when shopping or filling the car (VAT & duty), but I’m sure they could recharge my bank at the end of the year if I kept all the receipts.

      If behaving like a tosser would get me there then I don’t imagine I’d be alone in acting like a tosser.

      Would that also put me outside the police, as they are paid for by a tax system I’d no longer be a part of?

      Apologies for going somewhat off topic.

  3. Daedalus
    December 25, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    I seem to recall something a good couple of years ago about the way they were trying to handle such families in Holland. They moved them into houses built out of old shipping containers or similar, all in the sort of place “travellers” would turn down. One unit for a family of 4 and 2 for more than that.

    I managed to find a link – Probably no longer used!!!!!


    • December 26, 2011 at 6:09 am

      An excellent idea!

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