Just before Christmas I saw Gordon Birtwistle MP on TV saying Burnley councillors should be the first people to pay their council tax.
Does this mean he believes MPs should be the first to pay their taxes? Following recent revelations in the Express about the failures of Gordon Birtwistle’s engineering company and the unpaid taxes that resulted, it would seem not.
I was shocked but not surprised to read that, among the many unpaid debts left when the company went bankrupt owing a massive amount of tax.
As far as I can see this is still unpaid and yet Gordon still drives around in a Jag and lives in a big house. This is typical of the hypocrisy that we have come to expect from the Lib Dems! They say one thing and do the other.