Tuesday, November 08, 2005

THINK WE BURN THROUGH MONEY? YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHING YET...

We're feeling ever more relieved that we're not paying council tax in Liverpool any more, as the bloke in charge of the City's resources Phil Halsall has reacted to criticism of the Summer Pops crashing through losses of a third of a million quid has been to snort derisively and telling the council to get its wallets out:

"Without being too harsh, if the council has problems spending £300,000 attracting some of the biggest names to Liverpool, the Capital of Culture is going to be a real shock for you," Mr Halsall told the [tourism select] committee.

He told the council's culture and tourism select committee at a stormy meeting that in Capital of Culture Year the city would be spending between £15m and £20m on events.


The Summer Pops - where old pop stars are paid fantastic sums to play in a tent by the river - has apparently, quietly, consumed nearly two million quids worth of public money in the last four years.


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