Saturday, June 28, 2008

You can ask the Tories questions, but don't expect any answers soon...

Lincolnshire Tories hate being held to account. On Wednesday I spent a frustrating three hours asking questions but getting few answers on the Tory's cuts to home-school transport entitlements.

Not one backbench county councillor attempted to even justify the cuts - but they voted them through all the same.

Yesterday, perfectly legitimate questions on police funding - asked at question time - went unanswered at Lincolnshire County Council.

I notice from the Stamford Mercury that the Tories who run South Kesteven District Council are using procedural devices to avoid answering questions on why they offer local pensioners the meannest concessionary fares scheme in the whole of Lincolnshire...

Same old Tories, eh?

4 comments:

Geoffrey G Brooking said...

Must be taking tips from your party Phil.

fairdealphil said...

thanks Geoffrey - you must also be pleased that the police precept has been 'capped'...?

Anonymous said...

Hello Phil, you dont seem to have comented on the issues in scotland,hope this isnt because its labour? IAN

fairdealphil said...

Hi Ian,

i'm happy to leave that one to Tory blogger Iain Dale:

http://iaindale.blogspot.com/2008/06/why-i-dont-crow-over-wendy-alexander.html