Elaine McDonald, a celebrated former ballerina, needs help using the bathroom three times a night. But she lost her appeal against a decision to deny her a night-time carer. Five Supreme Court judges ruled by 4-1 that there was no legal duty on her local council to supply her with a home help
This is what he had to say about the Rotten Borough...pity he missed out on the £26 million wasted paving Exhibition Rd with Chinese granite...but the point is well made. It is about priorities.
"Admittedly, care provision is expensive, but so are grandiose new civic centres; superstar salaries for senior officers; gold-plated pensions; inflated allowances and expenses for 'Cabinet' members; daft diversity departments, global warming directorates; propaganda sheets masquerading as newspapers; 'walking bus' co-ordinators, equality enforcers, gay rights advocates; anti-nuclear programmes, and all the other wasteful and unnecessary initiatives on which councils all over Britain choose to fritter away taxpayers’ money. The £22,000 it would cost to provide Miss McDonald with a carer would barely pay for half a dozen hideous traffic humps or afew square yards of fancy paving slabs in Kensington High Street."