Hounslow Council Ban the Words “Trash” and “Pressurising” During Shambolic Meeting

According to the chair of Hounslow Council, “trash” and “pressurising” are “negative” words now. View the above video at your own discretion. 

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Labour Slough Council Declare Bankruptcy

Slough council has issued a section 114 notice, declaring itself bankrupt. The notice means any new spending will be banned and declares the local authority doesn’t have enough funds to deliver or balance its budget. A Labour council, a LABOUR council…

To quote Kinnock, the council’s spending decisions now mean they’re playing politics with people’s jobs, people’s services. The borough council can no longer spend any money except on statutory services. For anyone hoping to blame the pandemic, the council’s coffers had already fallen by £7.5 million to just £500,000 by 2018/19…

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Green Party Council Destroys Wildlife Reserve for “Possible” Cycle Lane

Despite calling HS2 “an act of ecocide” on the grounds that building it would “bulldoze huge areas of natural woodland and cut wildlife habitats”, the Green-led Brighton and Hove City Council have nonetheless bulldozed a huge area of natural woodland and cut a wildlife habitat this week, by partially removing Europe’s longest and oldest green wall to make room for a “possible” cycle lane on the road. Built in the 1870s “to improve the seafront environment”, the wall was home to over 100 species of plant and a designated local wildlife site…

BuildingGreen, the firm responsible for maintaining the wall alongside the Council, said it was “shocked” at what happened, and that it was the result of a “miscommunication“. All this for a “possible” cycle lane. At least HS2 is actually being built…

UPDATE: Brighton & Hove City Council have issued a statement denying councillors had any knowledge of the deforestation:

We’d like to apologise to our residents for the way we went about cutting back the stretch of Green Wall at the bottom of Duke’s Mound in March.

It should not have been cut down in this way. We are very sorry about this, and an investigation is underway to find out how this happened.

As part of the Black Rock regeneration project a road safety audit was carried out. This found that the greenery limited visibility and may result in collisions between vehicles and pedestrians. The cutting back of the greenery was not raised with councillors. It was arranged by council staff as an operational requirement, stemming from the road safety audit.

Hat-tip: Jody Doherty-Cove

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Labour Councillor Wishes Pandemic Had Happened Before Brexit to “Cull” Leave Voters

The tolerant left continues to impress with its grace and civility. Nearly five years after the referendum, leaked screenshots sent to Guido reveal how David Everett, a Labour Party councillor for the North West Leicestershire District Council, took to Facebook in September to lament the inconvenient timing of the pandemic, writing (semi-literately):

“As for the […] attention seeking ignoramuses young and old they will Infect each other get the flue and cull themselves. Pity it didn’t happen before the Brexit vote and we would not be leaving the EU. The next disaster which is going to hit us”.

Given the referendum result produced a margin of 1,269,501 votes, it seems either Mr. Everett’s maths isn’t quite up to scratch, or he has serious concerns about a third wave of the virus. Of course, this isn’t as unfortunately timed as the story from earlier this week in which Labour candidate Janette Williamson asked of Prince Phillip “why the f**k isn’t he dead yet?

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LibDem Councillor Calls Constituents “the Great Unwashed”

Attendees of Uttlesford Council’sLocal Plan Leadership Group” were shocked this week when hearing LibDem councillor Melvin Caton describe local residents as the “great unwashed”: 

“I’m afraid that the great unwashed out there are never very interested in local affairs until it hits them in the face.” 

The meeting chair failed to pick Caton up on his un-statesmanlike comment, actually thanking the councillor for his contribution. It’s refreshing to see a LibDem be so open about their disdain of the electorate…

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Enfield’s Labour Councillors Propose £7,608 Pay Rise for Themselves

Whilst the nation is facing economic uncertainty and people are worried about their jobs, Enfield’s Labour Leader Nesil Caliskan is proposing to raise councillor allowances by thousands of pounds. New proposals increase basic allowances by £159 yet the big rises are in Special Responsibility Allowances.

  • Any member who serves on the North London Waste Authority is in for a £7,608 increase if they don’t already receive an Special Responsibility Allowance.
  • The Labour Chair of the Pensions and Policy Committee is in for a rise of £6,708.
  • Another Associate Cabinet Member post is being created meaning another Labour member will earn £7,608 extra with many having no clue what an ACM actually does…..

Council leader Caliksan recently said that the council was facing “financial catastrophe” due to COVID-19. The council is cyber-voting on the pay rise tonight – let’s see if the ‘cash strapped’ councillors can find the money to line their own pockets…

This all comes on the day Keir Starmer is warning of a “black hole of around £10bn” in council finances. That hole could be a little smaller if Labour councillors stopped giving themselves massive pay rises…

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