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'So we've put the bin out ten minutes early, it's not as if the council will know...'
'It's the council's flood defence system.'
'We have to make huge cuts in spending, which means. . . Difficult decisions ahead which means. . . We hire more consultants!'
Local Council meeting to close libraries: 'Sssshhhh!'
'No, this is the department for Obbfuscation, hindrance, confusion and prevarication...'
'And people say we're anti-car...I LOVE cars!'
"We've been campaigning for years to encourage central government to delegate more powers to local authorities..."
'So I've put out the bin ten minutes early, it's not as if the council will find out.'
The cutbacks were beginning to bite at the local council...
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We're from the City Zoning Commission, sir -- we've decided to tear down your house and put up a slum.
'I know about the council cutbacks - but it's not my idea of 'festive lights'...'
'A man from the council's here about our roof garden...'
'I'm a little surprised you got planning permission.'
"Remember the time you fought City Hall? - They want a rematch."
'One day son, all this will be collected.'
Man at council planning offices can't get through door due to position of steps.
'And these are by the street artist known only as 'Brent Council'.'
Travellers at the Dale Farm travellers site refusing to move.
'It's from the council. Their waste support unit considers you a non-recyclable item.'
Phase III of Council Harassment of Residents Scheme.
'Here is your cocoon construction permit Sir...'
'It's a wage restraint device.'
Tags:redundancy, unemployment, p45, wage restraint, cuts, downturn, economy, pay freeze, pay freezes, public service, public services, public servant, public servants, local council, local councils, council, councils, salary, salaries, wage, wages, wage reduction, salary reductions, p45s, pay cut, pay cuts
Last chance to be caught speeding
Local Elections: Ballot Proof Vest.
'I am sending a very strong letter to the council about our wheelie bin.'