Politics, news, views, and eccentric links from Sandwell Councillor Bob Piper
Saturday, March 13, 2004
Life on the front line
There's a popular image of local government workers as a pampered bunch of couldn't care less, tea-swigging tossers who are time-serving their way to an index linked pension, cosseted away in a dusty town hall basement. As so often with myths, the reality is somewhat different.