Greenwich Conservatives are putting forward a motion to scrap spending on the popular Tall Ships Regatta. The much-hyped boat race cost the council £1.74 million last year and has been branded as an "extravagant waste of money"Hmmm, I thought it was quite the money-spinner, but hey, these are Conservatives, they must want to spend the money on an even bigger tourist draw, right?
Conservative councillors propose that the money saved on scrapping the Tall Ships and funding from the Council Tax Freeze Grant should be spent on a welfare assistance programme.Ummm...
The proposed Welfare Assistance Plus programme would include council tax exemptions, an end to legal costs for residents in council tax arrears, an expansion of discrectionary housing payments and more incentives for employers paying the Living Wage.Are we sure these are Tories? It's hard to tell any more, isn't it?
Greenwich Council stated more than 1.1 million people went to the Tall Ships Regatta last year and that local business was boosted by around £17 million over the five day festival in September.Sorry, local businesses, but Shaneeece has fourteen kids to claim for, so the Tories aren't in your corner any more.