Thursday, August 26, 2010

Another great council investment!

A council meeting, yesterday.

Our local authorities have a huge responsibility. They look after everything from keeping the streets clean to ensuring every whim of the LGBT community is catered for. All paid for by us, the inhabitants of the real world.

So even I was surprised that part of a council's remit was to give tax payers cash to failing local businesses with, apparently, no questions asked.

I think I might uproot the RantinRab clan and head for a new life in Northumberland. It seems like a land of milk and honey with the streets paved with gold. It must be, the council can afford to give 'loans' to local enterprise.

Oops! Maybe not. The council has a deficit of £102.6 million. Well, a deficit of £102.85 million now.

On a brighter note, it's nice of Northumberland Foods to leave a note of thanks to the council on their website...


Sam Duncan said...

It's no great suprise really: Northumberland, as part of the bureaucratically-defined “North-East England”, hoovers up more taxypayers' cash per head than Scotland.

microdave said...

You might have pissed Northumberland Foods off - I've just clicked on your link and found this:

"We are currently in the process of updating our website. If you have any queries please contact us."

I've taken a screenshot if you need it.

RantinRab said...

Dave, 'The Home of Great Vegetable Products' was what I was getting at!