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ON THE one hand we have council leader James Alexander telling us how he wishes to rid York of poverty; and on the other he employs someone at a rate of £700 a day.

The council always seems able to find large sums of money to fund such salaries, yet seem unable to keep in touch with the needs and requirements of the majority of the electorate.

I am tired of hearing how we must pay enormous rates to secure competent staff: pity it doesn’t apply to rank-and-file council workers, who do an excellent job.

D McTernan, Fossway, York.

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7:30pm Fri 20 Jun 14

oi oi savaloy says...

York labour are champagne and caviar socialists (and hypocrites to boot)
York labour are champagne and caviar socialists (and hypocrites to boot) oi oi savaloy
  • Score: -7

9:55am Sat 21 Jun 14

Sillybillies says...

Wonga boy Alexander is clueless on financial matters, even his own, and will leave the council bankrupt next May.
Wonga boy Alexander is clueless on financial matters, even his own, and will leave the council bankrupt next May. Sillybillies
  • Score: -7

1:32pm Sat 21 Jun 14

A.P.Feeders says...

Time is running out for this corrupt incompetent labour council come the next elections we must vote them out.enough is enough p.s just seen spaghetti head in Lycra shorts.OMG
Time is running out for this corrupt incompetent labour council come the next elections we must vote them out.enough is enough p.s just seen spaghetti head in Lycra shorts.OMG A.P.Feeders
  • Score: 1

1:35pm Sat 21 Jun 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

Paying a fortune does not = quality. Just look at the England and Spanish football players if you want to see an example of that.
In this case the cash is for a bulldozer to ram home the Local Plan, regardless of the wishes of the majority of local people.
But let's be clear, Labour, City of York Council are supporting the Coalition Government's housing targets. What more proof do you need to show that they really are all in it together?
Time for change.
Paying a fortune does not = quality. Just look at the England and Spanish football players if you want to see an example of that. In this case the cash is for a bulldozer to ram home the Local Plan, regardless of the wishes of the majority of local people. But let's be clear, Labour, City of York Council are supporting the Coalition Government's housing targets. What more proof do you need to show that they really are all in it together? Time for change. ColdAsChristmas
  • Score: -2

11:25pm Sun 22 Jun 14

inthesticks says...

JA didn`t employ her, Kersten England did.
JA didn`t employ her, Kersten England did. inthesticks
  • Score: 2

9:59am Tue 24 Jun 14

Dr Robert says...

Yet another fine example of how the labour party and the Marxist , so I believe, Kersten England love to squander other peoples money.
Yet another fine example of how the labour party and the Marxist , so I believe, Kersten England love to squander other peoples money. Dr Robert
  • Score: 4

6:32pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

Dr Robert wrote:
Yet another fine example of how the labour party and the Marxist , so I believe, Kersten England love to squander other peoples money.
So you believe?
Wherever did you get this notion?
[quote][p][bold]Dr Robert[/bold] wrote: Yet another fine example of how the labour party and the Marxist , so I believe, Kersten England love to squander other peoples money.[/p][/quote]So you believe? Wherever did you get this notion? Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: 0

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