In October I blogged on the Council spending £28,000 on a trip to Shanghai for the World Expo next year. I argued then that we should be using that money to deliver basic services in Wirral, such as re-instating the school crossing patrols that were axed, or refurbishing Linear Park in Moreton. I still believe those alone are compelling reasons not to spend council taxpayers money on a trip to China for Council Officers.
However we now have what I believe to be another, perhaps even more compelling reason, the disgraceful and totally unacceptable behaviour of the Chinese State executing Akmal Shaikh. Read more on that by clicking HERE and HERE. I believe Wirral Council should lead by example, and make it clear that they will not tolerate China’s total disregard for human rights and withdraw from attending the World Expo next year.