Speech on ‘Do we live in a democracy?’

This speech was originally delivered to an online meeting of Libertarian Party members on 20 June 2020. Do we live in a democracy? Yes, we live in a political system that has borrowed certain elements of democracy – but does not embody all. No, we do not live in a political system that resembles aContinue reading “Speech on ‘Do we live in a democracy?’”

Independent exposes council budget time bomb

Councillor Rob Strachan, Lichfield District Council’s cabinet member for finance, has admitted that the financial impact of the coronavirus on the budget is ‘unquantifiable’ though has acknowledged that ‘the financial impact we forecast could be between £1.2 million and £4.5 million’. It is becoming increasingly obvious that the council hasn’t the first idea of howContinue reading “Independent exposes council budget time bomb”

Lichfield District Council economic record faces independent criticism

The keystone of accountable local government is the responsible management of taxpayer’s money. Lichfield District Council, controlled by the Conservatives, are meeting today to discuss the local economic impact of the coronavirus. Cabinet member for finance, Councillor Strachan, has expressed that there is a need ‘to ensure that public money is spent wisely in itsContinue reading “Lichfield District Council economic record faces independent criticism”