No surprise at policing cost

I’ve noticed that the county council is to freeze the council tax for another year.

Welcome news. However, we are to face an increase in the police precept.

This is not surprising since the newly-elected commissioner is keeping pace with her former Labour colleagues in the previous government and the police precept is the only bit of the council tax which has been increased so far.

The Labour Party seem to be good at spending other people’s money and Vera Baird is no exception.

There are always good and easy reasons for increasing expenditure and I expect she would increase the spending of any group she was responsible for.

Ray Farnsworth,

Robert Adam Court,