Hot on the heels of treating bloggers the same as the dead tree press hacks at Full Council meetings, finally getting a path laid then litter-picked (after a humungous fight), local Tory bloggers have now embarrassed Labour-run Ipswich Borough Council to increase the charges they levy on the Labour-affiliated Trade Union Congress (aka the TUC) when they want to run a Tory-bashing rally on Alexandra Park, east Ipswich.
I have run the story of IBC heavily subsidising the ‘May Day’ Labour political rally two years running and my honourable friend over at the Bridge Ward News parish has, each year, submitted Freedom of Information requests to dig out exactly how little the TUC pay for renting a multi-acre park and receiving litter cleaning and security services from the Council.
For the last five years, it was a paltry £250. But Labour leader Cllr Ellesmere and comrades have seen the…
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