Tis the season to be jolly?
Not if you’re one of the thousands of employees of Croydon Council who go in to Christmas uncertain whether they will have their jobs in 2011, while ruling Tory councillors continue to press ahead with the half-billion pound “Hub” development.
From deep inside Taberner House, Inside Croydon has received a special Christmas message, apparently from Croydon CEO Jon “Scrooge” Rouse…
I’d love to have a silent night
without shouting over the new HQ building site
I’m sick of hearing Rudolph,
his nose all red from drink,
And bloody Cllr Thomas turning
Croydon into a fucking ice rink
I dream of a white Christmas with him
and Pollard in the clink!
Those blasted bells keep jingling
when I’m trying to get some sleep;
I thought I had cut their funding –
Enough to make them weep.
I wish my staff in mangers
were safely locked away
I don’t want to hear their yowling
over their redundancy pay
I can’t escape Christmas
blocking my selling pitch
I’m passionate about redistribution,
but to the very rich.
I’m a fan of Ebenezer Scrooge,
the man who got it right –
“Bah, humbug!” was his verdict
(but unlike me, he was too polite).