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Labour mismanagement appalling mismanagement Kids suffer while this lot has loads of managers on over £100k + massive pension payments at the public trough while the kids go without

Come on Cooper sack some big names and let the kids have some money


Incredible as it may seem, when I was a youth we managed without a youth service.

The warden opened the church hall a couple of nights a week, once for a youth club that we organised ourselves and once for a disco where the take on the door paid for the entertainment. This was achieved without recourse to cabinets, trade unions, co-ordinators, councillors or activity organisers.

There was a park with grass pitches where sports were played, football in the winter, cricket in the summer, no other involvement besides grounds maintenance, which was carried out irrespective of variable government funding.