Robin's Diary

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I need help! Can you help?

I really do hope some of my readers can help me out this week, because I am completely confused. Here is my question … Why, when public funds are running or have run dry, does the University of Bradford spend money on sponsoring a football stadium?

As a Bradford City supporter, I appreciate they need money.  However, as a taxpayer, who wants to employ educated people, and have a health service that looks after my staff and customers, not to mention the discussions about tax increases or reductions, is it either taxpayers’ money or students’ money being spent on a football team?

Hopefully someone who understands business, tax, education or marketing can explain it to me and educate me? Once I have a reasoned balanced explanation, I hope I will understand, because at the moment, it seems to be to be a blatant waste of public money, which could and should be spent on far more needy projects? 

“The extravagant expenditure of public money is an evil not to be measured by the value of that money to the people who are taxed for it.” Chester A. Arthur