Not for the Durham Teaching Assistants, most of whom are women, it isn't. But there is, of course, money for a cricket club that furnishes senior Councillors and Officers with a private box. Councillor Simon Henig CBE? Clearly, CBE stands for Cricket Before Education.
Oh, well, Donald Trump won the Rust Belt. So kicking out enough triangulating Third Way throwbacks to take Durham County Council to No Overall Control should be a doddle. Call that Equal Payback Day.