There can be no possible excuse for this. It is an obscene waste of public money and an affront to all decent, hard-working taxpayers who have to pay their own way. The officials who did this, and the councillors who permitted it, should be brought to book. But, of course, they will not be – they are laughing at us.
More and more, we must ask ourselves why we tolerate this, what we can do about it and what we should do about it. This really cannot and must not continue. And if a mob ransacked the house and burnt it to the ground, would that be wrong?