Friday, 2 October 2009

Paxman Smackdowns Tameside Council

This video is pure gold. Whilst watching Newsnight the other night, Jeremy Paxman went over the state of the Labour Party conference and highlighted the exclusivity of sponsorship coming in from the public sector. One being Tameside Council!

Paxman asks the person at the TMBC stall as to how much this is costing to local council tax payers. The lady in the video says she doesn't know and is unable to give an answer. That's odd because when David Ottewell visited he was told the cost was in the region of £10,000. So that is roughly the same as last year, but the press has been more favorable this year compared to last year probably due to the £240,000 "advanced spending" in the budget for local newspapers.

Along the video you will see Jeremy Paxman's face drop with shock as he hears the justification for the expense of taxpayers money to be used at the Labour Party Conference. Tameside Council say they intend to spread a positive message then they can make things better in the longer run.

I bet you are thinking that those scoundrels at Tameside Council are just lining the coffers of the Labour Party, but you are wrong. There will be the exact same stand at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester next week at a similar cost.
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