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Wednesday 14 March 2012

BBC WM: Emma Boon criticised spending £1 million of taxpayers’ money on an opera which will feature 4 helicopters

BBC Radio Humberside: Emma Boon discussed whether or not Peter Sutcliffe should get a state pension

BBC Look East: Jonathan Isaby discussed the fiasco of Luton Council telling residents that council tax had been frozen when in fact it is rising by 3.4 per cent

Mail Online: Hitting the high notes: London Olympic chiefs spend £1m of taxpayers’ cash on helicopter opera…to be held in skies over Birmingham

Emma Boon of the Taxpayers’ Alliance said the event should have been funded privately.

‘It is incredible that huge sums of taxpayers’ money are being spent on this absurd opera at a time when the public finances are in such a mess,’ she said.

‘Details like the four helicopters will all make for a hugely expensive and over-the-top spectacle that many hard-pressed taxpayers will view as a self-indulgent and grotesque use of their money.’

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Total Politics: Drinks with…Emma Boon

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This is Total Essex: Brentwood Police desk shut despite noone knowing how many used it

Campaign director Emma Boon said: “Essex Police should have looked at what taxpayers were getting out of the counter service.

“It seems bizarre to not even measure how much this facility was being used before scrapping it.”

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