Monday, January 28, 2008

Council Budget explained - really?

They're at it again ... lying about the current state-of-play concerning 2008/09 Council Tax proposals!

Have a look here ... and scroll down to the bit that is entitled 'Council Tax Freeze' where it boldly states that: "The City of Edinburgh Council has committed to a freeze on Council Tax for 2008/09 following extensive analysis of the deal offered to the local authorities by the Scottish Government."

That's a LIE - again.

As I've said before, when the the City of Edinburgh Full Council meets at 10am on Thursday 21st February 2008 (to set it's budget for 2008/09) I fully expect it may well commit to a freeze on Council Tax for 2008/2009 ... but to state as fact that it has already done so is just NOT TRUE.

So now you know - "City of Edinburgh Council = 29 Liberal and Nationalist Councillors" ... at least in some people's minds :-(

3 comments:

John Wallace said...

Those Fib-Dem/NosePickers have changed it now. I reckon they read this blog. Dastardly buggers!

Council Tax freeze
The City of Edinburgh Council will consider a recommendation from the Administration to a freeze on Council Tax for 2008/09 following extensive analysis of the deal offered to the local authorities by the Scottish Government. To raise the £6.898 million offered by the Scottish Government we would have had to raise Council Tax by 3.15%."

Andrew said...

... they haven't changed the earlier News Release, which touted the same lie:

http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/servlet/QsProtected?IDC=CEC/Corporate_Services/Corporate_Communications/Press_Releases/NewsRelease.idc&ID=3729

Andrew said...

... ooops, you can see it via here:

http://andrewburns.blogspot.com/2008/01/good-old-political-spin.html