Another Labour Swindle
Emptying dustbins, sweeping streets, repairing roads & pavements, providing care for the elderly, providing schools, libraries, swimming baths and other essential public services . . . These are all things people WANT from their local council. But the Labour party has other ideas.
Gordon Brown & Co. have issued a list of targets for local authorities, which are all about Labour's big government bureaucracy and nothing to do with what people want their Council Tax to be buying.
Gordon Brown would have us believe these targets are in line with 'the needs and wishes of local people themselves'.
Communities Secretary Hazel Blears would have us believe the new targets will mean 'less red tape and more freedom for local authorities to deliver what local people want'.
And to back this up, councils all over the country will be wasting taxpayers' cash on an advertising campaign aimed at convincing people they're getting value for money.