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Councillors get it easy as rest of us struggle

So now we know. Figures released last week revealed that rates collected in Northern Ireland in 2011/12 exceeded £1bn for the first time in our history.

This represented an increase in revenues for local authorities of more than 5%. However, as we all know now to our cost, this was not enough for our greedy councils as they awarded themselves additional hefty increases at our expense for 2012/13. How many ratepayers got a pay increase of 5% in 2011 and then put in for a further pay increase in 2012?

Councillors cannot go on squandering our money on grandiose schemes while we cannot heat our homes, fuel a car, or pay for our children's education.

It is high time this lot was voted out and sensible, decent individuals, who live on this planet, are voted in. Do it.

JOHN WILSON

Belfast

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