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Pooter Cockell, when leader, sanctioned the spending of £200,000 on a horrible old bit of Gormley metal because he loved the idea of being a patron of the arts using our Money
Those knowing this ex fag salesman and faux Medici know he hasn't a cultured bone in his tubby little body!
For young children, books are a vital part of their growing up: books allow them to escape from a grey and threatening world.
So when the Dame read this report in the Standard she was fuming.
We are the world's richest borough: we have close to £300 million in reserves-through over taxation, yet have no money for precious books.
We can waste hundreds of thousands of pounds co-sponsoring the NOUR Festival with the repressive dictatorship, Qatar, but need to call on charities to fill the empty book shelves of the Kensington Aldridge Academy....a school educating children in the most deprived part of the Royal Borough.
It's about time this council decided what is important....nebulous art projects-or our most precious natural asset-our children.
And before the idiot Palmer accuses the blog of being a Labour blog the Dame just happens to be one of those relics of the past....a Tory who believes in fair play.