What is the point of Eric Pickles?
Our Secretary of State for Communities is impotent. All his ‘directives’ to councils are sneeringly ignored
It’s all very upsetting and leaves poor old Pickles blubbing away to Dave Cameron that no one listens to him.
Dave only bought the 'big fella’' on board thinking it would look good to have a large Yorkshire pudding speaking authentic Yorkshire thus dispelling the idea he was snooty.
It just has not happened…
Here is a list of some of the Pickles’ directives and the reaction from councils.
......Councils should use their vast reserves to buttress themselves against cuts to frontline services…..ignored, especially by the Rotten Borough sitting on £170 million
....he then tells councils that that no director should earn more than his new best friend Dave C. The Dame seems to remember that Mr Myers rudely told him it was none of his business and they would pay themselves what they wished
....then he decides that councils should not be spending millions on translation services….again, ignored.
...he turns his attention to councils refusing to freeze council tax….again ignored!
.....double jobbing by councilors really angers Mr Pickles. Stop it he commands!
Does anyone take any notice? Certainly not Danny 'Boys' Moylan and our 'Prime Minister'….they blithely continue with their lucrative double jobbing.
...the Rotten Borough manages to fund absurdities like the £23 million Exhibition Rd through punitive parking enforcement: enforcement that drives trade from local shops. Pickles tells councils to cease draconian parking enforcement to help local business. Well, we all know in K&C enforcement is so intense shops, already savaged by huge business rates, are closing down.... one after the other.