"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Those Bin Collections

Here's a clip from yesterday's Daily Politics showing a discussion between Mathew Sinclair of the Taxpayers' Alliance and Cllr Richard Kemp, Vice-Chairman of the Local Government Association. What struck me the most, above and beyond Kemp's god-like knowledge of what council tax payers want, was his flat denial that local waste collections have anything to do with the EU. I expected him to be shot through with a bolt of lightning and ferried down to the seventh circle of hell by pitchfork-wielding imps as he told porky after porky but, alas ...

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