Voltaire said: “In my life, I have prayed but one prayer: oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.” So it seemed at Teignbridge Council budget meeting, the Conservatives tied themselves up in knots.
"A great bit of reporting from the outstanding PRSD: http://www.peoplesrepublicofsouthdevon.co.uk/2011/02/22/tories-abstain-in-teignbridge-councils-budget/
Why would Teignbridge council’s legion of Tories not back the council’s budget that puts a freeze on council tax, doesn’t increase car park charges, gives under 16s £1 special to use leisure facilities in the summer and Easter breaks, continues CCTV support to combat anti-social behaviour, keeps the grants for Teignbridge Citizens Advice Bureau and the Council for Voluntary Service as well as others, and has £250,000 additional funds for Dawlish regeneration? Oh, of course they’re Tories and would like to see the libraries closed, fees hiked, and grants withdrawn (you see where we’re going with this)."