What happened to £100m?
Liberal Democrat councillor Dave McCobb ("Cabinets branded a waste of money", Mail, September 21) believes the £8,000 being spent to improve the security of the city's historic silver collection is an "appalling waste of money".
Given the very difficult decisions the council has to make as a result of government funding cuts, all supported by Councillor McCobb's party by the way, this doesn't preclude him from having a point of view about how the council uses its ever-dwindling resources.
My problem with his angst is that it sits in stark contrast to how he responded to repeated questioning from Labour councillors at a recent meeting about how exactly the city benefited from the £100 million reserves the previous Lib Dem administration had in the bank and where it has all gone.
From where I was sitting in the public gallery, he seemed to suffer from a convenient loss of memory because he and his fellow Lib Dem councillors had no recollection of what hole the £100 million had disappeared into.
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So while Councillor McCobb affects righteous indignation about £8,000 of city expenditure, he doesn't seem to think an apparently vanishing pot of £100 million worthy of recall.
You and your colleagues may have suffered a bout of collective amnesia, Councillor McCobb, but I'm sure the electorate hasn't forgotten.
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