Spending more than we can ill afford

How long has it been since the mayoral elections?

Not long I guess, as already we see the Labour group talking about the possibility of increasing council taxes (News Guardian, September 19).

This is after many years of no increases via prudent budgets.

Don’t they ever learn? Here we go again spending more than we should and we all end up paying more, when we can ill afford it.

I am neither Conservative nor Labour, but I do worry about this initial approach.

D Harrison

Whitley Bay