The Times series reports on the launch of Barnet Tories' manifesto for the council elections. The biggest thing they are boasting about is that they will freeze council tax for a further two years. This seems a most rash promise given that they don't know what else they will have to do in the next two years. It seems like an attempt at a big fat bribe to me. And, if you're going to do that, why stop at two years?
On the easyCouncil/Future Shape front, the Tories say:
“We will give you the choice to tailor certain council services to your own needs and offer incentives to those who use fewer Council services.”Next, they'll be paying us all just to go away!
I give their manifesto a big fat zero. Oh, hang on. According to this picture on the Barnet Tory-loving website London Daily News, I don't need to, because, bizarrely, that is something Barnet's Tories are happy to admit themselves.