Given the depth of outrage from residents, Wilmslow Town Council decided not to spend £12,700 on a chain of office – but fear ye not, it won’t be long before they find another reason to spend your cash.
It’s public money and public money to politicians is like hay to donkeys. When it runs out they just bray for more. It’s the cheapest money available, no demanding shareholders, no dividends, no financial league tables. It’s cash on tap.
Do you really think any of these councils would survive in a competitive commercial market? They’d go bust in a year.
We were assured the creation of Cheshire East would save residents millions. How would you say it’s doing so far?
After footing a £850k bill for Lyme Green, taxpayers were charged a further £225k for a report to explain to those in charge how it happened.
Who would invest in such a company? No one – that’s who. So councils have to prise money from you with or without your consent.