Since August 2015, the Department for Transport has spent over £18 million of taxpayers' money on using Manston airport as a lorry park - much of it as part of Brexit preparations.
Trevor Roper, one of our Green local councillors, is shocked at the amount, especially considering how much Thanet District Council's budget has been cut.
He says, “We just passed our budget and we’ve just had to cut, cut, cut. Since 2010 our spending power has been reduced by 60 per cent - if they gave that amount of money to Thanet it would be lifechanging."
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