Owen Temple

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Archive for the ‘Local Council’ Category

I have been horrified to find that Labour controlled Durham County Council has left empty a 5,250 square foot unit which it is leasing at a rental of £62,760 a year until 2019. The building was vacated by the Youth Offending Team in February 2014 and has since lain idle, with the meter still running for the […]

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Durham County Council – the boy that cried wolf

by Owen Temple on 10 February, 2015

For three years the Labour County Council has cried foul over cuts in government grants. You could have been forgiven for thinking they were on the verge of running out of money. The facts are, however, that whatever cuts there may have been, the council has spent less than its income for the last three […]

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Another nail in the coffin of Durham democracy

by Owen Temple on 25 January, 2015

This week saw the Labour Council guillotine public questions at council meetings – rewriting it’s constitution yet again to suppress audible dissent – by limiting the session to 10 minutes. The joke (if it were not serious) is that the replies have always been the much longer part of the session as questioners are limited […]

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