Monday, 24 May 2010

Time to Call Time on the Snoopers at the TPA

The Tax Payers Alliance (TPA) has come in for criticism for its sinister and outrageous snooping attack on local councils.

Under the we-know-what-you-are-all-about website name,, the TPA has poked its nose into the affairs of locally subsidised authorities. It has dared to publish information seeking to discredit the local authorities for carrying out their legitimate public services, like snooping on awful people who allow their dogs to deposit do-do's all over town, and disgraceful people who trim council hedges without council's permission.

In several startling cases the TPA has snooped in to discover that councils were simply trying to find the truth about allegations of unlicensed taxi drivers. The TPA snooping has even descended to the level of probing councils to discover if any penalties were handed out by the Courts.

Sir Hufton-Bufton, a man who wants to challenge the snoopers who snoop into councils that snoop on people who move through the shadows, said today "All this snooping by the TPA is costing the council tax payers a lot of money. It ties up council clerks time, keeps them busy on pointless and costly letter-writing, answering their drivelling questions, and is all together simply against the general public interest."

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Hail Nick The Negotiator !

Waking up to the news that 5 Lib Dems will be in the new coalition cabinet. This will be a government in business management style, and politics by personality, and I warmly welcome it.

The Right of the Conservatives, and the Left of the Lib Dems won't be quieted easily, but hey, we have to have a government. Ultimately the two wings of this forged two-party alliance will form the groundswell for future Conservative and Liberal Democrat policy, and those policies will be seen to be distinct come the time of the next General Election.

For now, we all wait to see if they can work well together. The sincerity of Clegg and Cameron shines through for me, and I'm sure it will work, if only the upset tufton-buftons and left-minded LibDems will allow it to work. There's a lot at stake for both parties if it doesn't.