Lambeth’s shameless Liberal Democrats have done a deal with Conservative councillors that sees their leader’s allowances double. The 100% hike comes as Liberal Democrats criticise other councillors for rises way BELOW the increase they’ve fixed up for themselves.
The Lib Dems were put on the spot by being offered the chance to vote on their own allowances – limiting their chance to play their usual hypocritical games. They had the choice to vote to keep allowances frozen – or they could vote to hike them up despite public announcements they wouldn’t.
True to form, the Liberal Democrats came up with a two-faced wheeze that would allow them to pocket the money while claiming they hadn’t voted for it! The Liberal Democrats persuaded the Tories to vote for rises that included the Lib Dem leader’s 100% increase. Then, the Liberal Democrats returned the favour by voting through extra allowances for the Conservatives.
There’s nothing quite so repulsive to the public as seeing politicians twist and turn so they can make up stories while claiming they’re not quite lying. So, no one can claim the Liberal Democrats were in favour of their own massive pay rises because they didn’t vote for them! Clever isn’t it? Until the voters find out how you connived to deceive them of course!