Saturday, 30 October 2010

Sneinton Lil's Land Grab

Sneinton Lil as the Vogon is affectionately known in some quarters is rumoured to be looking forward to her next personal land grab.

If you invest in farm land or woodlands after two years it becomes immune form inheritance tax (seven years for every one else) and investment in some woodland carries a 30% tax rebate every year on the sum invested to offset against other income. These are well known tax dodges of the rich and famous and finance industry bonus junkies, as well as country landowners. However often it is a shortage of supply of land at the right price that makes such tax avoidance techniques difficult.

How nice then that Mr Cameron is now flogging off all our forests to his mates like Sneinton Lil. This increases supply of land to help them avoid having to pay the extra tax he claims they are having to pay, while he kicks 80000 families on the street by withdrawing their support. It is estimated there are 100,000 homeless kids in the UK with more to come.

Sneinton Lil is said to have her eye on the whole of Sherwood Forrest and wants to move into the great oak, so she can continue her inverse robin hood act and gain her revenge, after hundreds of years, on that terrible bow and arrow commie.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Vogon Live or selective deafness

The Vogon in another nauseating performance on TV referred once again to the Big Conversation saying she had consulted the people of Nottinghamshire through The Big Conversation and cuts were being made where the people of Nottinghamshire had indicated they wanted to see them.

So just how Big is the The Big Conversation. We have been told that in a very recent assessment of the survey 800 responses to the big conversation had been received. This is out of about 750,000 residents of Nottinghamshire representing a percentage return of 0.1% of the population!

Further analysis of the survey showed a significant proportion of these returns were received from Rushcliffe (they are known to speak Vogon).

The Vogon continues to use this "Conversation" as an example of the will of the people of Nottinghamshire. This has been described by senior officers in Private as nothing short of scandalous and an abuse of democracy.

Coun Cutts hides behind a flimsy 0.1% of the population of Nottinghamshire to justify the dismemberment of our services for dogmatic reasons, with a majority of two on the council based on a few hundred votes either way in marginal seats.

Monday, 18 October 2010

Double Accounting for Cutts

It has been pointed out to us that team Vogon have justified cutting the welfare rights service (completely) by saying that people can gain advice elsewhere, and then separately justify cutting the grant funding to all the Notts CABs by saying that people can instead gain advice from you guessed it WELFARE RIGHTS.

As someone pointed out if you want to save money on benefit you don't want to help people claim more of it do you.

Friday, 15 October 2010

Smiling forbidden

I am sure that is no coincidence that the picture of the Chief Exec on his electronic newsletters has been changed. It used to be a smiling Mick Burrows addressing the staff who were on the whole happy to work for the benefit of the residents of Nottinghamshire. By direction from the top that has been changed and a very down-beat image now appears.

After all Cutts are no laughing matter. (Unless of course you have one of the three new cabinet positions with enhanced expenses).

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

New Slogan for the Vogon

Nottingham has the wonky N and the county removed one of the nuts from the logo at significant expense. The rumour doing the rounds at the moment is the Vogon has now paid a fortune for a new slogan to go with the re-branding, well we have one for Free.

"Nottinghamshire County Council - Putting the N in Cutts"