The Barnet Times and Barnet Press have finally caught up with our story on Councillor expenses we first reported on 23 February. Statler and I reported the biggest person to gain was Councillor
As Dickens rightly pointed out, money doesn't grow on trees you got to pick a Barnet pocket or two (hundred thousand) !
To give OGL credit, when Michael Whitney Freer discovered he could forgo the increase he publicly announced he would do so.
Having had considerable time to think about this matter, when Fagin-bourides was contacted by the Press and the Times he refused to confirm that he would follow the principle stance Freer had take. He could well be content to stuff his pockets with cash from people struggling to makes ends meet. (Let us remember, people will be sent to prison to pay this part of the Council take to pay for his increase.)
Apparently there is still time to change his mind as he still 'reviewing the situation'. Help him make his mind up. Here are his contact details from the Council's website:
020 8368 5417
P.S. Doesn't looking at that face prove the adage that money doesn't make you happy?