Apparently, I’ve caused a ‘political storm’ by publicly praising Enfield Council officers for doing great work…

I’m sorry, but credit where credit is due; they have maintained a high standard of services whilst their budget was reduced by nearly 30% – in fact, resident satisfaction has gone up and no frontline services have been cut despite the budget reduction.

If praising that kind of performance is wrong because I’m a Tory and we’re meant to only bash the Public Sector, then I’m happy to be wrong all day long.

The fact that we have public servants who are prepared to do twice the work for half the money that they could get in the private sector is one of the things that makes this country great; we should be proud of that whichever side of the political divide we are from.