We're taking a bit of a breather while the world rearranges its underpants. Meanwhile, the other blog is here.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

More kicks than ha'pence

You have to wonder at the cloistered existence of some of our librarians...

News emerges of the council-by-council grant settlement for next year. It turns out that that nice Mr. Pickles has given us a nice Christmas present of a big cut in funding (or as reelmolesworth tweets: "sontaran general eric PICKLES xecute stage 1 of invasion by cuting local govt. funding to all humans who have temerite to vote LABOUR") Essentially, urban provincial councils and Labour-controlled London boroughs get a ginormous cut in funding while some leafy shire councils actually get an increase.

"I don't understand how they can do that," says Jack Harry, literally baffled.

Noreen looks at him as if he's just arrived from the Planet Zog. Neither she nor I can understand how he doesn't know that they can, they do and they will.


Major Tom D'Omo said...

Not to use your blog to promote someone else's tweets but I find reelmolesworth a delight. How it took the rest of you so long to find out the Sontarans *are* taking over UK Local Government I wouldn't care to consider. :)

Macy said...

Scary when you find those you had filed under "cynical extremists" were right.
There isn't hyperbole enough for our current governors.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Tom: the lad has his finger on the pulse. Of quite what I'm not entirely sure.

Macy: one of the glories of public sector experience.