Thursday, 13 September 2012

The King of Bling is Rampant !!!!!!!!

For those of who have not had the pleasure of reading Brian Coleman's blog, the latest one is not to be missed !

"Get a Life!".

The King has been in great form this week, wiping the floor with all and sundry, in the council chamber and in his blog!!!! It has given the local party a massive lift to see him back to his best !!!!!

Long live the king !!!!!

Monday, 3 September 2012

Open Letter to Barnet Alliance for Public Services

Dear Barnet Alliance for Public Services,

In response to your letter to all Barnet Councillors. It may have escaped your notice, but Barnet Council has major funding issues at present. The government has cut grants and we are committed to keeping council tax as low as possible. We believe this to be the best way to help hard pressed household budgets.

Whilst public service trades unions cleary have a vested interest in achieving the best possible deal from the Barnet taxpayer, it is the responsibility of the council to get the best possible deal for everybody. By making efficiencies, more services can be provided. When services are provided by the private sector, quality of service guarantees can be built in. These guarantee improvements to the quality of services provided and ensure that services improve.

Trades unions in Barnet have singularly failed to acknowledge the level of planning and due diligence which has been spent making sure One Barnet delivers the best possible deal for the Barnet taxpayer. Much has been made, by trades union sympathisers, of the risks associated with outsourcing. They have said nothing of the risks of not making efficiencies and the resulting service cuts. In short, if the council simply adopted the no cuts ever mantra that Barnet trades unions have publicly promoted, then the council would run out of money and be able to provide no services at all.

Whilst some staff may lose their jobs or work for different employers, it is vital that the people who need services from the council continue to receive them. They don't care whether the person who delivers that service is a council employee or works for the private sector. We call on the Barnet Alliance for Public Services to acknowledge the reality of the economic situation and to stop burying their heads in the sand.

The Barnet Alliance for Public Services has failed to produce a single shred of evidence that it has any solutions to the funding crisis facing Barnet Council. Until such time as they can propose a credible alternative, they should stop bothering the hard working councillors of Barnet council with silly emails. 

Yours Sincerely

Mrs T

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Apologies from Mike

Mike sends his apologies to everyone disappointed by the non appearance of the mobile constituency surgery at Church End yesterday. Mike's battle bus had a dead engine. Mike has received much praise this week, with culmination of his campaign to outlaw squatting in private residences. This hugely popular piece of legislation now means that if you get squatters in your house when you go on holiday, you can kick them out.

Isn't it odd that some people think that such a law is a bad idea?