Since the R rate is now estimated to be below one, why are councils up and down the country simply adjusting policies in support of the new tiers? Why are they not actively opposing or even questioning the efficacy of the tiers based on the government’s own measure of the virus spreading? Why are our representatives not representing us?
…more taxpayers’ money funnelled into propping up an economy the government helped to destroy…Christopher J. Wilkinson
Councillor Doug Pullen of Lichfield District Council has suggested that businesses take advantage of the Local Restrictions Support Grant – yet more taxpayers’ money funnelled into propping up an economy the government helped to destroy with little prospect of the money ever being paid back. The council is also complicit in this. It’s of little use to businesses heading for bankruptcy, for people losing their jobs just before Christmas, or for those who’ve already suffered those fates.
…some our own money is being given back to us to help us at our time of need when we could do with all of it.Christopher J. Wilkinson
The only worthwhile action Lichfield District Council has taken to stop the economic havoc has been to compile a register of local businesses, their trading times and limited contact details, but this is a drop in the ocean in comparison to what needs to happen. Incidentally, ‘Love Local’ which is working with the council to encourage local trade is funded by the EU’s own European Regional Development Fund; to add insult to injury, some our own money is being given back to us to help us at our time of need when we could do with all of it. I’m certain that the views I hold about this whole tyrannical affair are rapidly becoming majority views.