The Dame's Head of Research will be providing her with details of just how Tot managed to burn a million quid(a little vulgar, Dame? Ed) on her clowns and mechanical elephants.
Not content with that total waste of our money the Rotten Borough has casually handed over £45,000 to support Middle Eastern culture in the UK.
This is not the Council's role:there is a superfluity of London based organisations doing just that.
Getting involved in this sort of activity might amuse under-employed councillors, but it is a misuse of money when cuts are savaging basic and essential services. We need to take a sharp look at how much Cultural Services are costing.
The Middle East is flush with oil money: we are not. These sorts of events should be underwritten by the Gulf States and Saudi Arabia.
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Pursuing Nick's logic we should be funding an understanding of French culture....after all, the French population in RBK&C is greater than that of Lille and probably substantially greater than the Arab speakers.
Or how about the Nordic and Slavic populations? How soon will they be demanding handouts for their cultural celebrations?
GET A GRIP NICK! When you are telling residents there is no more money, yet spend it on niche activities people wonder what the hell is going on.