Jaypee, the thing is, we cannot vote them out no matter how hard we try. Aylesbury is a LibDem stronghold - so why aren't the LibDems running the council? Because the Tories have more seats - because there are many small enclaves of wealth who vote Tory, each enclave has one councillor and so the Tories have more representation.
It is the same with the general election, the number of elections where the ruling party gets the minority of votes is unbelievable - as is the fact that a large percentage of the electorate simply CBA to vote - in fact, more people vote on X factor or Big brother than in a general election - speaks volumes for the country really.
This is not a democracy
If BCC or AVDC were to be run as real businesses, the majority of the managers would be booted out and many high wages would be reduced, but because wages are paid from the public pot - that is, the pot that is guaranteed to be filled no matter how many times you empty it- the whole management structure is too busy looking over their shoulder.
And therein lies the problem. We are constantly told how essential these many levels of management are and how their wages are high because they reflect commercial wages - why should they reflect commercial wages? In commerce, your wage is set by how productive you are, with councils, wages are paid no matter how useless you are at the job & no matter how much damage you create - the commercial market wouldn't stand for it whereas here it is all simply swept under the carpet & forgotten about.