There’s seven hours of my life I’ll never get back

by Stephen Tall on February 13, 2007

Last night was Oxford City Council’s budget-setting meeting. It’s always a long-winded, grandstanding, pettily partisan affair (show me a Council budget debate which isn’t); this year’s was no exception.

As you may gather, I’m no fan of such occasions. But as I was co-presenting the Lib Dem administration’s budget, I had little choice but to endure the whole seven hours from start to finish.

  • You can read my speech proposing the Lib Dem administration’s budget here.
  • You can read all about Labour and the Greens’ decision to ramp-up park-and-ride charges here.
  • And you can read all about the deal the Lib Dems and Greens eventually struck here – including meeting the Lib Dem pledge to keep Council Tax down.

And now the rest of tonight is devoted to not doing politics.