Towns and cities across Britain are drowning under mountainous piles of Christmas and New Year rubbish as some homes have not had refuse collections for up to three weeks.
Well, it’s the recession, innit? Government cuts, y’know, what can we do, etc, ad infinitum.
Council bosses have been slammed for spending more than £4,000 on a two-day ‘workshop’ at an historic castle.
A group of 26 senior Conservative councillors and officers from Surrey County Council attended the away day at the 900-year-old Farnham Castle.
Opposition politicians and local residents accused them of wasting taxpayer’s money on a ‘posh jolly’.
“The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.”