Landfilling our rubbish is such a good idea that it's very difficult to come up with any rational reason why we shouldn't do more of it rather than less.
This isn't the first time that local councils have been taken to the cleaners by dodgy banks.
While it's possible that we tax payers will make a profit on those preference shares in the banks, it's not in fact certain.
Another set of ideas about what needs to be done to prevent a rerun in the future.
A very different idea: let's increase the private insurance, not the public.
A very hard nosed but realistic view of Russia's problems.
And finally, is this a very good idea or could they simply not get a loan?