Posts Tagged ‘council’

Why do we still have libraries in the 21st century? Birmingham City Council spent £183 million on a new library. It opened in 2013, now they can’t afford any books. They recently put out a leaflet that read, “Books required! Due to public saving cuts we are no longer purchasing any new books or newspapers. […]



The logic of local councils is beyond me. At least two miles of my drive home from work is along streets filled with speed bumps. They’re called “traffic calming devices”, which is classic council double-speak. How can a passive word like “calming” be used to describe something that is designed to do violent damage to […]