Not a chance.
To no apparent effect, the insolvent Durham County Cricket Club is subsidised by the supposedly cash-strapped Durham County Council. Senior Councillors and Officers entertain in a private box at the Riverside, a venue that has today been forbidden to host Test matches.
Meanwhile, they are preparing to sack all 2700 of their Teaching Assistants, whom they already pay one quarter less than neighbouring authorities, and then re-engage them on a 23 per cent pay cut.
These people simply have to go. Bring on next May's elections.