“Are they on benefit?”: A throng of protesters outside Oxfordshire County Hall yesterday found Tory council leader Keith Mitchell in uncharitable mood:
It surprises Scrapbook that Mitchell would be in any doubt about the employment status of those protesting outside — given that a number of them were fired from their jobs as part of a programme of cuts led by, erm, Cllr Keith Mitchell.
Oxfordshire County Council has withdrawn funding for 13 of its youth centres, using David Cameron’s “Big Society” as cover for a cut of almost £1.5m to youth services.
Having fired 35 professional youth workers and made them re-apply for a smaller number of posts, it is instructive to see a council leader treat his authority’s own employees with such contempt.
The Keith Mitchell way: sack people and then abuse them on Twitter.