Birmingham Council antics betray Labour’s problem with managing money

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  • 'Bankrupt’ Birmingham reveals 21% council tax rise
    The rise will be over two years as 'bankrupt' Birmingham City Council makes drastic savings.
    www.bbc.co.uk

    The electorate should take careful note of the mess Birmingham’s local authority has made of its finances. The Birmingham population are the ones to suffer and the same will happen to all of us if Labour get back into power nationally.

    Labour cannot be trusted with our money. They may say all the right things now, but it won’t take long before they get carried away.

  • My council is now also under Labour control (officially they call it the Residents Ass, but it is Labour) and they may declare bankruptcy this year too, according to all the notifications they are sending out.:cursing::thumbdown:

    These councils need shooting.

  • Unfortunately there's not much sign of an great financial wizardry on offer right across the board.

    Continuing to put our faith in the selection of idiots on offer hoping for a non idiotic result simply completes the idiot circle - it's why i'm probably going to have to be dragged against my will to a polling station come the next electoral cycle - something that's never happened before. I'm usually one of the first one's through the door on polling day, but I'm so disillusioned with all things politic these days (at home and abroad) I'm at the stage where I can't help but think there's no-one worthy of my vote anymore - and voting for what I consider the least worse option is no longer something I'm prepared to put up with doing.

  • My council is now also under Labour control (officially they call it the Residents Ass, but it is Labour) and they may declare bankruptcy this year too, according to all the notifications they are sending out.:cursing::thumbdown:

    These councils need shooting.

    received a work related email from one of the council's my company contracts for yesterday which pretty much sums up how and where all the money gets eaten up. They've had numerous meetings discussing the impact of the pile driver being used next door to one of their facilities on a building project they've passed allowing them to extend said facility. Noise and vibration risk assessments/surveys will be carried out while the work is being undertaken. just in case the noise exceeds a certain db level they're having ongoing meeting to determine what contingency planning they might have to put in place to divert vehicles delivering into the premises next door, so bear that kind of thing in mind when wondering where all the money goes (in conjunction with making sure their pension pots aren't ever impacted by economic turmoil)

  • ..... at least they are working, I suppose.

    Unfortunately there's not much sign of an great financial wizardry on offer right across the board.

    Continuing to put our faith in the selection of idiots on offer hoping for a non idiotic result simply completes the idiot circle - it's why i'm probably going to have to be dragged against my will to a polling station come the next electoral cycle - something that's never happened before. I'm usually one of the first one's through the door on polling day, but I'm so disillusioned with all things politic these days (at home and abroad) I'm at the stage where I can't help but think there's no-one worthy of my vote anymore - and voting for what I consider the least worse option is no longer something I'm prepared to put up with doing.

    My thoughts exactly.

    I don't know what I'm going to do on election day.

  • Well, I shan't be sitting on my hands. The Conservatives may be to left leaning for my liking, but I am still going to do my best to keep the lefties out. Things may be bad at the moment, but I sure don't want them getting even worse.

  • ...I don't know what I'm going to do on election day.

    All I know is that I'll not be voting Labour or Lib-Dem.

    If my leave of absence helps let Labour get in via the backdoor then so be it. I've had enough of voting for second raters simply because there's a third rater in the mix. All the winners do is sit on their hands thinking we've endorsed them - so they just crack on as normal. It's a crying shame that we can't persuade everyone to boycott the lot of them and send a long overdue message. They've been allowed to be useless at our expense for far too long.

    One idea I heard doing the rounds years ago made me smile - again a case of major league wishful thinking, but I agreed with the sentiment nonetheless. That ideas was that everyone should go out and vote, but vote for anyone other than the sitting MP. A total refresh of the board. You might lose the odd good one in the process, but that's a sacrifice worth making if it - as dear old Donald would say "drains the swamp"

    Whatever gov't followed might be a complete disaster, but would probably be short lived - but the message we could send out might resonate

  • https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-68342493

    The electorate should take careful note of the mess Birmingham’s local authority has made of its finances. The Birmingham population are the ones to suffer and the same will happen to all of us if Labour get back into power nationally.

    Labour cannot be trusted with our money. They may say all the right things now, but it won’t take long before they get carried away.

    You are 100% bang on. People need to ake up nd smell the coffee. Socialism never works. You can bet LGBTQ and similar crap got a ton of money.

    8|Do not trade me a Rabbit and hand me a Hare. (I know the strain of species in Leporidae).

    Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.

  • Birmingham Council signs off 21% tax hike and ‘devastating’ cuts
    Some residents could see council tax rise by £840 over two years if vote passes on Tuesday
    www.independent.co.uk

    Confirmed. All the cuts are going ahead in Birmingham.

    The latest from my council is that they will stave off bankruptcy this year, but major price hikes in things like council tax are happening.

    It's all the old people in the area, according to the council, with their new ipads...

  • Remember, they will be voted back into power.

    8|Do not trade me a Rabbit and hand me a Hare. (I know the strain of species in Leporidae).

    Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.

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