I note today that fierce and vocal defender of our libraries, The Bookworm Turns, has a new post up in the wake of the furore over the recent news that six of our treasured institutions are to be closed. The post is angry, eloquent and passionate. Please support this cause if you care by protesting to your councillor, writing to those in charge and telling your friends, family and anyone who gives a damn. It’s important that as many people know about this scandal as possible.
We’re used to being lied to in Walsall. Actually we’re used to being lied to by the political classes throughout the UK. After all, what is a Party Manifesto apart from a wad of expensive and rather slippery toilet paper? Some of the lies are deliberate. Some are down to incompetence. And oh, so many are because otherwise occasionally honest politicians can rarely bring themselves to admit they have made a mistake.