CHARLES KENNEDY - LIBERAL DEMOCRAT MP
But has Charles said anything about tackling council corruption yet?
Not as far as we know. Should he not be promising voters that he will put a halt to the extraordinary waste of ratepayers money brought on by corrupt planning officers. We estimate this waste to be in the order of £10 million per council. That adds up to a tidy sum. Enough to bail out just about every other shortage in public funding.
At least the Lib Dems are a bit more honest as to taxes. But instead of tackling the rot, they just want to raise more money to pay for improvements on top of the core local government corruption. Pity!
Nelson Kruschandl says : "It's Time for Change"
Why do you think politicians need to resort to stealth taxes?
Road Tax. This tax was introduced to pay for road building, yet only
about 5% actually goes to build roads. The rest is diverted to
support other high spend areas, such as protecting crooked planning
We need honest taxes for honest purposes? We need an efficient government and an efficient local government. We do not need dishonest local officials milking the system for their own purposes. Building empires. We need affordable housing, decent schools, and sensibly priced services. At the moment council tax is crippling most folk. Not to mention the fact is is a grossly unfair tax aimed only at people who are sitting targets.
Can the Liberal Democrats under Charles Kennedy, take control of corruption?
We doubt it. But they are a better choice than either Labour or Conservative, simply because they have not yet had the chance to prove anything, and unfortunately, it is unlikely voters have the nerve to give them a chance.
Let's be honest though, if you were to vote in anyone other than the main parties, they couldn't do any worse. Neither the Conservatives or New Labour have tackled white collar crime at local council level. Both of these parties allow local council's to run riot with your money - allow council officers to deceive councillors and torture the public by refusing to answer reasonable questions, then threatening citizens with legal action, even where these same planning officers know developments are permitted, and is some cases hounding members of the public to bankruptcy, at huge expense to the ratepayer - See Staffordshire County Council and Brian Goodacre as prime examples.
When Lord Nolan looked into the situation he saw what we are showing you on this website. But as soon as the awful truth emerged via a recommendation for new criminal statute to tackle malicious use of public funds and personal vendettas, both Conservative and New Labour hastily put the brakes on. Cowards.
Again, as soon as the Human Rights Act looked set to give the common man a chance to challenge such immoral use of public money, they changed the rules regarding Legal Aid funding, making it almost impossible to obtain representation.