Monday, 30 March 2009

Of troughs and snouts

As we all know, Britain is in its worst recession for a century. So what better time for:

-Councillors in Darlington to continue with the Mayor getting paid for that job and any other he cares to take on.

-Members of Durham Police Authority more than doubling their own allowance.

-Executives at Newcastle Airport, majority owned by local councils, get £3.8 million bonuses

-Councils about to be abolished rushing through planning applications.

-And rumours abound of massive pay offs for senior council officials taking “early retirement”. If you have any information about this, let us know. We’re not afraid to publish the truth the others seek to hide!

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