Conservative Party Chairman calls for accountability and transparency

27 Oct

This is Conservative Party Chairman Grant Shapps talking about the BBC.

“They have ended up working in this culture which is buried in the last century, which is ‘we are the BBC, we do what we like, we don’t have to be too accountable’.

“But they are raising £3.6bn through the licence fee, which is a tax, and, quite rightly, the public wants to have sight of how the money is spent. Things like the pay-offs have really caused concern, as have, obviously, things like Savile and Hall and the culture that goes around that. I think it is one of too much secrecy,” he said.

Now transpose that to our local situation:

“They have ended up working in this culture which is buried in the last century, which is ‘we are East Devon District Council, we do what we like, we don’t have to be too accountable’,” he told [any local newspaper] .

“But they are raising [hundreds of thousands of pounds from the taxpayer] and, quite rightly, the public wants to have sight of how the money is spent. Things like the [various scandals including exCouncillor Brown] have really caused concern, as have, obviously, things like [the East Devon business Forum] and the culture that goes around that. I think it is one of too much secrecy.”

So, is EDDC going to obey the Party Chairman!

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One Response to “Conservative Party Chairman calls for accountability and transparency”

  1. Media Mandy October 27, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

    But don’t forget the party chairman has been less than transparent with his dodgy dealings under the pseudonym Michael Green, which he tried to keep secret! Pot … kettle … black!

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