Sunday, April 6, 2008

All a bit unfair really

I hear from the news today that the Government is handing their responsibilities for rounding up stray dogs over to local government.

This seems more than a little daft, because a stray dog won't dutifully stay in one place from Friday night until Monday morning just because councils are shut over the weekend.

Of more concern is the fact that over the last couple of years, government seems to be throwing up its hands and passing over more and more of its smaller duties - today it was stray dogs; yesterday it was licencing in our pubs and clubs.

Needless to say, there's no more cash for councils to take over these duties; so once again, Government keeps taxpayers' cash but does less for it, then threatens councils with capping powers if they dare to raise their council tax to help pay for the additional work Government gives them.

All a bit unfair really.

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