Letter to the Kent Messenger in response to Kent County Councillors giving themselves an 8% allowance rise:
Dear Editor, Our County Councillors ought to be ashamed. To give themselves an 8% rise just a few weeks after being elected, just a few months after they turned their workers down for a cost of living pay rise and just a few months after they lost millions in the Icelandic fiasco is, frankly, obscene.
Personally, I would refuse to take the additional allowance until at least KCC workers had received a cost of living rise. Perhaps if there are any county councillors with a conscience out there they will be giving back this extra money until they have proved to their electorate that they have earned it.