Taxpayers will want to sit down before reading this. Labour-controlled Manchester council are cushioning recent cuts by splurging £50,000 on 140 designer chairs. The furniture fat cats bought 90 ‘Vitra’ chairs at £387 each and 28 ‘Modus’ chairs at £289 each to glam up the local library, as well as 16 ‘Hitch’ and 6 other ‘Vitra‘ office chairs worth an additional £10,000. Town hall pen-pushers can’t provide exact costings because it would take too long to search their accounts. Taxpayers’ concerns have disappeared “Pouffe!” into thin air.
LibDem John Leech says:
“For a council that claims poverty and blames Government cuts every single time… their ability to find pockets of money for vanity projects is utterly incredible, and absolutely shameless.”
They don’t have a chair leg to stand on…