Comrade Corbyn to the fore - whither (or wither) the Labour Party?

There was a report recently about local councils hoarding cash to build-up large financial reserves for a rainy day. Great propaganda for the Jonestown Collective (Corbyn and co.), when they gain power. Suddenly there will be a sudden rush to spend the hoarded cash with cries of JC has saved the day, austerity (self imposed) is now over!

Councils hoarding more cash despite spending cuts

Accept it is the Torygraph.
Any chance of an article which is vaguely up to date? Your link is from 2011.
 

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What a ponce. A typical socialist.
Give her a break, she is just getting herself into the 'entitled' mode and a feeling for life with her nose in the trough. This will resonate with other politicians thus ensuring her of a safe seat at some point in the near future with the full weight of the Party supporting her gentle lifestyle.
 
From the article

"Two-thirds of that cash - £235million - is being held by just 14 councils.

Labour-run Southwark has £52.6million in the bank, while Camden – also controlled by Labour – has £37.6million.

Tory-run Kensington and Chelsea, which has yet to find new homes for two-thirds of those families affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy, has £21million for affordable housing sitting unspent.

And in an embarrassing twist for the Government, one of the worst offenders is in the constituency of Housing Minister Dominic Raab, with Elmbridge in Surrey sitting on £8million."

From the Abbot school of maths...

Also from the article, again, my bold, 'one of the worst' sitting in 10th place of 14 polled.

The top 14 councils hoarding money for affordable housing are:
  • London Borough of Southwark: £52.6million (all committed)
  • London Borough of Camden (since 1999): £37.6million (£5million uncommitted)
  • Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea: £21.4million (all uncommitted)
  • Wokingham Council: £20million (£11million uncommitted)
  • London Borough of Wandsworth: £20million (all committed)
  • London Borough of Hounslow: £16.9million (all uncommitted)
  • London Borough of Lewisham: £16.3million (£6million uncommitted)
  • London Borough of Newham: £12.4million (all uncommitted)
  • London Borough of Hackney: £9.6million (£3.6million uncommitted)
  • Elmbridge District Council: £8million (£1.7million uncommitted)
  • Horsham District Council: £6.9million (£5.7million uncommitted)
  • London Borough of Greenwich: £5.1million (all uncommitted)
  • Middlesbrough Borough Council: £4.5million (£3.4million uncommitted)
  • South Ribble Borough Council: £3.9million (£3.5million uncommitted)
Doesn't answer the question of why monies allocated for affordable housing hasn't been spent but I suspect the answer is more nuanced than Labour good, Tory bad/Tory good, Labour bad.
 
From the article

"Two-thirds of that cash - £235million - is being held by just 14 councils.

Labour-run Southwark has £52.6million in the bank, while Camden – also controlled by Labour – has £37.6million.

Tory-run Kensington and Chelsea, which has yet to find new homes for two-thirds of those families affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy, has £21million for affordable housing sitting unspent.

And in an embarrassing twist for the Government, one of the worst offenders is in the constituency of Housing Minister Dominic Raab, with Elmbridge in Surrey sitting on £8million."

From the Abbot school of maths...

Also from the article, again, my bold, 'one of the worst' sitting in 10th place of 14 polled.

The top 14 councils hoarding money for affordable housing are:
  • London Borough of Southwark: £52.6million (all committed)
  • London Borough of Camden (since 1999): £37.6million (£5million uncommitted)
  • Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea: £21.4million (all uncommitted)
  • Wokingham Council: £20million (£11million uncommitted)
  • London Borough of Wandsworth: £20million (all committed)
  • London Borough of Hounslow: £16.9million (all uncommitted)
  • London Borough of Lewisham: £16.3million (£6million uncommitted)
  • London Borough of Newham: £12.4million (all uncommitted)
  • London Borough of Hackney: £9.6million (£3.6million uncommitted)
  • Elmbridge District Council: £8million (£1.7million uncommitted)
  • Horsham District Council: £6.9million (£5.7million uncommitted)
  • London Borough of Greenwich: £5.1million (all uncommitted)
  • Middlesbrough Borough Council: £4.5million (£3.4million uncommitted)
  • South Ribble Borough Council: £3.9million (£3.5million uncommitted)
Doesn't answer the question of why monies allocated for affordable housing hasn't been spent but I suspect the answer is more nuanced than Labour good, Tory bad/Tory good, Labour bad.
Those nice pensions don't pay for themselves you know!
 

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