I had a short article published yesterday over at Union News reflecting on the deafening silence from the so-called Taxpayers Alliance in relation to the use of public funds for Baroness Thatcher’s funeral.
The article wasn’t a comment on the appropriateness of the State paying for the send off of a former Prime Minister, but an observation that a group that quite regularly issues apoplectic press releases drawing attention to whatever it regards as an inappropriate use of ‘taxpayers’ money (almost everything in case you’re wondering) appeared to have nothing to say about how the costs of the late Lady Thatcher’s funeral were being met.
So a hat tip is due therefore to journalist Ally Fogg who yesterday produced the following list of things the TPA has, and hasn’t, commented on since April 1st this year. It makes the point about the farce that is the TPA’s supposed political independence much more powerfully than my article could ever have hoped to. Let’s just hope the media, and the BBC in particular, are paying attention.