Posted: January 21, 2013 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

Mike Sivier's blog

Sometimes the behaviour of our politicians is so irrational it becomes laughable.

You may feel that way about the attitude adopted by Kirsty Williams, Liberal Democrat member for Brecon and Radnorshire in the Welsh Assembly, who seems to have been desperate to lash out at the Assembly’s Labour administration over its plans for council tax.

We all know by now – don’t we? – that the Conservative/Liberal Democrat Coalition in Westminster is slashing the amount of support for people who don’t pay the full amount of council tax by 10 per cent. It is abolishing Council Tax Benefit and has told local authorities to create their own “reduction” or “support” schemes.

The aim was to put the blame for the cut onto local councils rather than the national government, and it failed.

In Wales, responsibility was put onto the Welsh Government in Cardiff Bay, which was told it would get…

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