MP should avoid bin strike distraction
WHAT on earth is Solihull MP Julian Knight playing at with his claims that a transitory dispute in a different local authority is affecting long- term investment in his patch just as a resolution is in prospect?
Is he deliberately trying to put off potential investors in this region?
What happened to accentuating the positive?
He really ought to avoid gratuitous negative political finger pointing lest people dig just below the surface.
Does he not recognise the root cause of the Birmingham bins dispute?
There have been ongoing massive reductions in financial support to local authorities by successive Conservative governments over the last seven years. Councils are being driven to desperate measures to balance the books and keep services afloat.
These are bound to lead to eventual tensions with the workforce.
Perhaps Mr Knight also needs to consider the real threat to investment in UK regions, so- called Brexit, and resist it in the real interests of his constituents and the wider West Midlands.
There is no point looking for distractions and fiddling while Rome burns. Mark Wheatley, Solihull