Finally, I have found some positive news in the British government: the new Mayor of Doncaster, Peter Davies. This is a man who is setting a positive example for all British politicians and proving his worth by cutting his spending.
Since being elected in June, the Mayor has slashed his salary by £43,000 from £73,000 to £30,000 and this is only the beginning of his savings. He plans to drastically cut the number of councillors in his town from 63 to 21 which will cut another £800,000 from the annual budget. "If 100 senators can run the United States of America , I can’t see how 63 councillors are needed to run Doncaster ", words of wisdom from Davies. He has saved an additional £200,000 by pulling out of the Local Government Association and the Local Government Information Unit which he has called, “talking shops”.
Most of our politicians ask for more and more money and offer the taxpayers ever dwindling services for their ever rising taxes. On the other hand, Mr. Davies has the sense to cut unnecessary services with the aim to cut our taxes. We’re in the middle of recession, we need our money in our own pockets, not in the pockets of the politicians. The Mayor of Doncaster is finally offering some sense in a world of expenses scandals, councillors who voting to increase their own allowances, and a government that throws money at any and all problems it is faced with.
"Politicians have got completely out of touch with what people want. We need to cut costs. I want to pass on some savings I make in reduced taxes and use the rest for things we really need, like improved children’s services".