Tag: Public spending

Rent Seeking Par Excellence!

A learning disabilities commissioner should be appointed to protect the rights of vulnerable people in England, a report into the Winterbourne View scandal has recommended. Five years on from the Panorama programme detailing abuse at a private hospital near Bristol,…

If You Build It, They Might Not Come!

Certainly not if it’s going to bankrupt them: A new £6.4million bus station could become a ‘white elephant’ after operators threatened to boycott it. Two independent companies have said that unless the price of using the Accrington complex is reduced…

”Aww, it’s not for you. It’s more a Shelbyville idea.”

A record producer and businessman has called for a monorail system to be installed as an answer to growing congestion problems. David Courtney, born and raised in Brighton, has renewed his call for a “seafront rapid transport system” to shuttle…

The Soft Bigotry Of Low Expectations Again…

Canada’s government, grappling with a fatal attack in a remote aboriginal town, is very concerned about the “tragic and alarming” conditions in other indigenous communities, a top official has said. Would this be those ‘indigenous communities’ that seem to demand…

Dogma…

Lower speed limits on York streets could be scrapped under a plan being considered by council leaders. The 20mph scheme rolled out by the last Labour administration is under review, in a move that has outraged campaigners. Oh, well, outrage…

‘Comforts’ Are A Human Right!

Vonny Moyes (arts journalist and ‘social activist’) on redefining poverty: We’re not hiking five miles for a jug of dirty water; we have good samaritans like the Trussell Trust handing out “golden tickets” to those in need. All things being…

If A Tapeworm Could Speak…

…we now know how it would sound: The new school term will mark the start of the Government initiative offering free lunches to to reception, Year 1 and 2 pupils to ensure pupils get a nutritious meal. The schools are…

They View You As Livestock…

…and this type of farmer gets upset when the livestock thrives without his interference: A Somerset man has set up his own temporary toll road after growing frustrated with a blocked commuter route between Bath and Bristol. Mike Watts is…

Superintendent Hobbs Goes To The Movies…

With Sussex council taxpayers money, of course: He said:”It is a pleasure to support such a worthwhile cause. Anything we can do to highlight the stigma and challenges that the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities face is extremely important and…