Posts Tagged ‘Snouts in the trough’

Lincolnshire County Councillors snouts in the trough

June 10, 2014

The obscenity of increase in allowances for Lincolnshire county councillors whilst simultaneously they impose cuts, impose mass closure of libraries across the county.

And less we forget, they quite literally get their snouts in the trough when it comes to pig time in the County Restaurant.

One rule for them, one rule for local communities. For elected officials, it is a gravy train run at our expense.

One again we see the need for a right of recall, to kick these odious councillors out of office.

The local community is now crowd funding to raise the money for a Judicial Review of the mass library closure.

Well done Stephen Palmer, who has had the decency to donate his £100 increase in allowances to the fund to fight a Judicial Review. Will other councillors have the decency to follow his excellent example? We are waiting to hear from you.

Surrey snouts in the trough

May 9, 2014

When you contrast it with the sort of pay rises ordinary working people are receiving, if they are getting pay rises, [and] in particular our staff, it does not look good. — Helena Windsor, UKIP councillor

It’s totally unacceptable, totally – almost ugly – in today’s climate that we can be leaving a £19 million hole in the adult social care bill, taking £200,00 out of local community charities, and then awarding councillors another £170,000. — Jonathan Essex, Green Party councillor

Yet another example of the low life we have as councillors, ever keen to get their snouts in the trough.

Surrey County Councillors vote themselves an increase, for the leader, a whopping 60% increase.

To make matters worse, the increase was voted through with no advance notice.

The increase will see the leader’s pay rise from £27,000 to £43,000, while his deputy would see his pay rise from £19,500 to £31,250.

For what? Does anyone believe these people act in the public interest?

People in Surrey have seen services cut, their own salaries shrinking in real terms.

It is not only Surrey, where the snouts are in the trough.

Former Essex Council leader, Lord Hanningfield was jailed for nine months in 2011 for fiddling his parliamentary expenses. Then, he was convicted of six counts of false accounting relating to nearly £14,000 of claims. He was suspended from the Lords in November 2011 and returned to Parliament in April 2012. He is now under investigation for turning up, clocking in, to claim his £300 per day then leaving the building. Why is even in the Lords?

Why do we tolerant this low life scum in public office?

Snouts in the trough

May 5, 2014
snouts in the trough

snouts in the trough

You do not see them all year round, when did you last see a local councillor on the street, when did you meet a local councillor who had a clue what was going on, who acted for the local community, and yes, I admit there are rare, very rare exceptions, yet come May local elections, it is like an infestation of cockroaches.

Why are they so keen to get re-elected if they are not prepared to do the work? It cannot be because they are community spirited, as for the rest of the year, they show nothing but arrogant contempt for the local community.

The local community is election fodder, there to put X on a ballot paper, nothing else.

So why are they so keen to be elected?

Could it be the £280,000 plus collected in allowances and expenses?