Labour-run Nottingham Council is axing up to 350 jobs. Good for them, I suppose, depending rather a lot on which particular jobs they axe. But it is difficult to be too enthusiastic. Their Band D Council Tax this April will be going up above inflation to staggering £1,463.21. Part of the reason for their financial difficulties is their huge investment in Iceandic banks. Furthermore while the sun was shining far from fixing the roof they were happy enough to splurge out on non-jobs, for instance advertising for ten posts at once for their Welfare Rights Department.