|Jabba the Hut - Intergalactic Gangster|
"Instead of demanding that councils report back to me on everything they do, it means expecting that they become much more accountable to local residents instead"
So lets get this right, the Coalition Government cuts funding to local authorities and then Councillors have to be accountable for the 'choices' they make. Of course there's very little choice in reality. This week has been redundancy/retirement week at Kirklees Council. The numbers of staff leaving the Council is huge, around 500 are gone with around another 1000 to go over the next few months but even this will not be enough services will have to be cut further to satisfy government demands or as Eric puts it,
"For the first time, councils will have real power and a real say over how money gets spent. "
another particularly irritating quote,
"We've cut the apron strings which have tied (Councils) to Whitehall for too long, giving them freedom to act on behalf of their residents,"
They are accountable too!