Saturday, January 5, 2013

Labour councils still squandering cash as if there were no tomorrow despite claiming cuts had taken them to the brink of civil unrest

For more than a century the horse-drawn carriage, all polished wood and gold inlay, has transported the Lord Mayors of Newcastle as they perform their civic duties.

But not any more. Today, the four-wheeled charabanc is up for grabs to the highest bidder, its sale ordered by Nick Forbes, the Labour leader of the city council.

‘I will always put people before objects,’ he announced late last year. ‘We have endured two years of savage cuts from this Government with another three to come.