We all need a good laugh now and again, so thanks to the Barnet Times for reporting this gem from Cllr Lynne Hillan ahead of tonight’s full council meeting when she will be elected Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Resources. Ms Hillan said:
“It is a huge honour to be taking on the role of deputy leader and cabinet member for resources. Thanks to Mike Freer the state of the accounts is looking good, having recovered after Labour and the Liberals nearly bankrupted the council when they were last in control.”With £27.4m taxpayers money at risk due to the council’s unauthorised Icelandic investments (under Freer’s watch) and £11 million overspent on the Aerodrome Road bridge project (Matthew Offord’s watch) I would say that the state of the accounts is far from looking good.
It seems our political lords and masters in Barnet have yet to wake up to the new reality that the public can’t be fooled, won’t be fooled and will throw out of office anyone who tries to fool them.