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.
At the same time, we learn that the council taxpayers of Caerphilly Borough will have to wait for a good few years before there is any chance of the money which the council invested in the Icelandic Banks being repaid in full. Let us not forget that the council foolishly ‘invested’ £15 million at a time when the international financial system was coming under huge strain.