Saturday, June 04, 2011

Eric Pickles, the LGPS, PM and the Fish Slapping Dance

Yesterday evening as I was driving back to Stow-on-the-Wold after a glorious days walking in Warwickshire (post to follow) listening to PM (News) on Radio 4.  I enjoyed the scene where in response to a request from a listener they imagined the Secretary of State for Local Government and Communities, Eric Pickles,being slapped across the face with a wet (or frozen) fish. 

Coming back today in East London today I read about the latest stuff and nonsense Mr Pickles has put out about the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) and the response UNISON has made to it here.

The LGPS does not cost each household £300 plus per year.  It costs £67 per year or 5p in every £1 paid in council tax. 

If you really want to know what Eric Pickles looked like 24 years ago and what the 4 million members of the LGPS would like to do with him - then enjoy the Monty Python clip above.

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