Monday, 30 January 2012

Welcome to the Barnet province of the Peoples republic of Londonski-Borisov

Ok, so tell me this. We live in Barnet. It is run by the Conservatives? It is part of London, which is run by a Conservative Mayor. We have a government which is Conservative (albeit propped up by a bunch of Lin Dem collaborators). So I guess this means that the people of Barnet really want to live in a regime run under Stalinist principles, doesn't it? Well I don't know how we got to this situation, but read this DPR (Delegated Powers Report). I don't think I've ever read a more Stalinist document in my life. For those of you who don't know what a DPR is, it means that a bloke at the council is allowed to sign it off with no debate by his democratically elected colleagues.
I suppose what put the icing on the cake is the fact the document is simply called ICON on the Council website - . And we all know that Russia was famed for it's ICON's


baarnett said...

"Cabinet on 22 November 2004, (decision item 11) agreed to provide a letter of support for London’s bid to stage the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012."

So THAT's what got us the games, then!

baarnett said...

Rather like having to keep out of the Zil lanes in Moscow, Barnet Council is acting in its own kind of authoritarian manner:

BARNET CPZ ACTION is reporting that:

"Barnet Council is now routinely issuing one thousand more parking tickets each week, compared with the previous year."

Morris Hickey said...

Should be enough to pay the Fat Toad's taxi bills.