How Local Government Works
I thought my local borough, Islington Council, was less crap than Camden, my last borough of residence, where councillor Frank ‘Dobbin’ Dobson has had his feet firmly wedged under the table for centuries and will probably be carried headlong out of his office, but now I’m not so sure. Through my mailbox comes notice that we’re to become the first 20 mph borough. Their leaflet says ‘We carried out a consultation last year asking Islington residents whether you would like to see the speed limit on all non-main roads in Islington reduced from 30mph to 20mph. We received responses from 25% of you, with two thirds telling us that you support a 20mph speed limit.’
So, with the backing of two thirds of just 25% of the residents (why mix fractions and decimals?) this becomes law, and tons of new signs will be scarring the borough, while councillors rub their hands at the thought of the extra fine revenues from cars that creep over a crawl.
More examples of crap local government here please!