Clearing up the dead bodies – providing paupers funerals – is one of those basic, basic, roles we institute government to perform for us:
Councils in England and Wales are abdicating their legal responsibility to provide so-called “pauper’s funerals,” often turning away low-income families who cannot afford to pay for relatives to be buried or cremated, according to Quaker Social Action.
The anti-poverty charity said its “mystery shopping” investigation into 40 local authorities’ approach to public health funerals in urban areas of the UK found 10 did not carry out their legal duty, and two-thirds did not follow government guidance.
They’re not even managing that basic, basic, duty. Which is rather why we don;t want them trying to decolonise the libraries, or invest in the High Street, given that they cannot manage those basic, basic duties even. Why allow them to try anything complex if they’re incompetent?