Friday, 6 August 2010
An outbreak of sanity
By proclaiming that the idea of combining a council's leadership role with that of chief executive to save cash is bonkers I am dangerously close to speaking sense. Eric Pickles may be comfortable with the principle of one individual occupying the space of two people but this suggestion is clearly unworkable. Where will it end? Will the chief executive end up cleaning the offices? Collecting people's rubbish for them? Actually, I hear Pickles has already promised to cut back on waste collections by going round and eating up people's left overs himself so perhaps this is just the first in raft of lunatic austerity measures.