Dear Chief Secretary to the Treasury,
I'm afraid to tell you there's no money left.
Signed, Liam Byrne

(Outgoing Labour Chief Secretary to the Treasury. May 2010)

Monday, 11 January 2010

More civil disobedience

In Portsmouth where
Residents defy 'crazy' health and safety advice to clear vital road ignored by council
It seems that

More than 100 snowed-in residents defied health and safety advice to clear a vital road which had been ignored by their local authority.

The householders armed themselves with shovels and pick axes and hacked their way through around three inches of ice and snow after becoming frustrated with their council's inability to do the job.

The team - aged from three-years-old to 80 - took to Galt Road in Farlington, near Portsmouth in Hampshire, and cleared all 400 yards of it in just over an hour.

And they managed to do it without anybody trying to stop them. Will they be able to claim a refund on their council tax?

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