What else are we not being told?
DEAR Editor, A little over six months ago, the Post ran the headline ‘Why is Birmingham City Council so addicted to secrecy?’ in the wake of attempts to prize information out of the council relating to last summer’s bin strike.
With the threat of yet more industrial action on the way because of alleged secret payments, it seems the Labour administration has still to mend its ways, despite repeated calls from the Government-appointed Improvement Panel, the opposition and backbenchers to be more transparent.
We now have the ridiculous situation where a member of Cllr Ian Ward’s own Cabinet is having to use the media to ask that information is released into the public domain because he cannot get his own leader to do so.
With the public largely reliant on leaks and investigative journalism for information on the councils dealings, you have to question just what else they are hiding.
Cllr Ewan Mackey, Sutton Roughley Ward