The Local Government Association is calling for firms such as Wrigley to make a substantial contribution to the bills that councils such as Bournemouth and Poole incur from removing gum from pavements.What’s next, to absolve people of all responsibility for how they use (or rather, abuse) items they’ve purchased?
Ford to be asked to pay a substantial contribution towards all parking tickets?
You need to get with the programme, Julia. It is their money. Ours is what the all benevolent state graciousness lets us keep.
It's also my money they spend trying to get the ghastly stuff off pavements encrusted with it. Personally I'd rather use a taser on litter louts but that would get me arrested.
Coventry Telegraph 13 November, cases at Magistrates Court: Quote Lloyd Clare, 31, of Edgefield Way, Tile Hill, admitted stealing 23 cans of Lynx worth £69 from Sainsbury’s and toiletries worth £20 from Tesco, and breaching a conditional discharge. He was jailed for 14 weeks and told to pay an £80 victim surcharge.
The West Midlands Police did well to smell him out.
The blind will be sueing girlie mags next for causing their sight condition.
They are simply looking for more money in their coffers. Any extra income at all from anywhere, they can't increase the council tax too much now and thus alternative sources are required and god forbid they have to do something to earn money. That just won't do.
If councils weren't so bloody profligate and reined in their habits to appoint specific "LGBT smoking cessation officers" or some other such Grauniad-inspired nonsense, went back to having a Town Clerk on a sensible salary instead of some tinpot dictator calling themselves CEO, and being paid as if they were a successful captain of industry, they just might find their money-grubbing schemes unnecessary.
Although looking at the kind we now get in politics - local and national - I wouldn't hold my breath!
"You need to get with the programme, Julia. It is their money. Ours is what the all benevolent state graciousness lets us keep."
Aye :( That really is how many of them think!
"Personally I'd rather use a taser on litter louts ..."
They tried a loudspeaker attached to CCTV once.
Amateurs. I'd have attached a minigun.
"The West Midlands Police did well to smell him out."
Heh! Petty theft to fuel a drug habit, I bet. But who buys deodorant from a 'man in the pub'..?!
"The blind will be sueing girlie mags next for causing their sight condition."
I'd never rule it out!
"If councils weren't so bloody profligate..."
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