Welcome to the silly season.
The Lib Dems have called for a curse to be placed on Northampton Borough Council. This is due to them deciding that a 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue of Sekhemka, valued at £2 million, should cease to be under municipal ownership sitting in a vault and should instead be sold by auction.
It is the Liberal Democrat opposition leader, Cllr Brendan Glynane who declared the council should be cursed.
“I‘ve read there is a curse attached to Sekhemka and if it should fall on anyone, it should fall on this administration for not having the courage to change their minds.”
The money raised will be spent on restoring Delapre Abbey and expanding the town’s museum.