Wednesday, 10 February 2010

COUNCIL TO SPEND £30,000 OUT OF CLIMATE CHANGE BUDGET TO GIVE COUNCILLORS iPADS!

Taxpayers could be forced to foot a £30,000 bill after a Town Hall earmarked some of its 'climate change' budget to buy iPads.
Cambridge City Council has pledged to spend the cash on 42 of Apple's latest gadget to help get rid of some of the thousands of pages of paper printed in meetings each year.


The £250,000 climate change budget was approved by the council in March last year to reduce the carbon footprint of internal projects.
But with the iPad retailing between £499.99 and £699.99 for the 64GB even councillors themselves are calling the plans excessive.


Matthew Sinclair, Research Director at the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: 'It is understandable that the council want to avoid wasting paper, but it is incredible that they think that means providing councillors with flash new Apple iPads at a cost of thousands.


Councils meantime are thinking up lots of other ways to waste your money and CLIMATE CHANGE IS JUST THE EXCUSE THEY NEED!

14 comments:

switch off your pet said...

They will still need a paper back up for their fanny pads or whatever you call them.
I see pets are the new target for greenies.
How green is your pet ?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_8501000/8501780.stm

Dark Lochnagar said...

Switchers, fuck me. Thanks for the story. I've got to post on it.

switch off your pet said...

DL. I phoned and complained to the BBC as they said in their radio programme that a dog has a carbon footprint and I said it should be a carbon paw print. She screamed at me something that I can't print.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Switchers, nice one. As you can see I posted on it. I didn't have a proper moniker on you to give you a h/t but thanks anyway. Any shite you want posted, just send it to me! ;-)

RantinRab said...

Don't have any shite for you to post DL but I sent some piss in a bottle to Dundee the other day.

Honest, I did!

switch off your pet said...

Cheers DL. I often find some gems from the righteous and will be sure to send you the link.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Rab, I hope you werent't sending it to Subrosa. She can sometimes be a wee bit prudish. Did she ask for it or was it some sort of Valentine's present?

Dark Lochnagar said...

Switchers, I'm your man!

RantinRab said...

Long distance water sports aint all it's cracked up to be.

You need to bung it in the micro wave for 30 seconds 'cos it's too cold.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Rab, yes it's amazing how pish becomes quickly unattractive when it get's cold!

switch off your pet said...

Tastes a bit like Stella Artois ( someone told me )

Dark Lochnagar said...

Switchers, yes they tell me it makes your pubes curl. The Young Oligarch likes a bit of Stella. Reminds me of the old joke, : can you name two famous Belgiums. Poirot and Stella Artois.

switch off your pet said...

ha ha. Belgium also gave us the massacre at Ypres, tin tin and that rumpey pumpy speccy cocktrumpet in charge of the EU.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Switchers, I think AIDS might have started there as well. Oh and I think there was one of those modern beat combos in the 60s. Might you they might have been Dutch, which is more likey as they appeared to be spaced out on waccy baccy most of the time.