I would like to think its only in Kent and Thanet, where incompetent and idiot bureaucrats, thrive but probably not, how about this little snippet from the Thanet Times “Council rubbish truck uninsured” which presumably either the editor Rebecca Smith has playfully tossed aside and buried on page 7 as boring and nothing out of the usual, or maybe she is pals with the Thanet District Council top knobs and didn’t wish to draw to much attention to TDC’s bright sparks having 2 vehicles driving around the district uninsured, whilst insuring 28 vehicles apparently not in its possession probably costing us many thousands, particularly as were told they’ve now saved £400,000 since December 2008 in six months, Crikey!
Last week thoroughly hacked off with greedy Kent Tories who shamelessly helped themselves to an additional 8% of taxpayers money, I decided it was time to join the Taxpayer Alliance. I actually contacted them, since noting that BBC Radio Kent, does not report on the democratic process, I thought the Taxpayers Alliance might give Paul Carter and his cronies, some publicity which they have on their website “Councils in the trough” posted by Tim Aker, who from my brief conversations strikes me, as have more public service ethos than a room full of your average council “officers”.
I feel enslaved by an over protected seemingly all-powerful clique of self perpetuation public sector workers, who’s main aim is to look after themselves and their colleagues, there is probably little that can be done, to change the status-quo but at least signing up to join the Taxpayer Alliance makes me feel I’m not alone.
For some sketchy detail, of TDC’s insurance cock up, please click here* to get some idea, unfortunately as is the way of council papers & agenda, you don’t get the flavour of the moment, or detail, of when it was realised that TDC were allowing vehicles on the road uninsured (something I understand is a criminal offence if carried out by you or I).
Still if you happen to be a public spirited TDC employee do spill the beans but don’t mention any names since the person responsible will only get promoted and your colleagues will close ranks and ostracise you.
Public service workers live in a protected utopia, paid for by ordinary people like me who don’t have a secure job, annual pay increases, fat pensions or even free car parking in Margate’s main car park, but maybe the by joining the Taxpayer Alliance you could make them feel a little less comfortable like ordinary people.
* you need to start reading at the bottom of page 134