Plaid Cymru have announced a zero increase in the borough’s council tax in the run-up to next year’s council elections. What a surprise!
What Plaid Cymru are not saying so loudly, or even admitting to, is the fact that they are busy introducing back door spending cuts. There are the increases in burial charges, the rise in charges to remove large items of household waste which has led to a dramatic increase in fly-tipping, and there is the decision to freeze appointments for jobs in the council’s workforce. These are just some of the ‘cuts’ which the Nationalists are busy implementing without a murmur of protest.