Monday, 21 June 2010

Cuts: the axe falls yet again on local public services

Devastating cuts are beginning to filter down to Council level. Last week it was announced that next year's council budget will be cut by £1.6 million -- 11.9%.

The Reading Post has an article on this here going into more detail.

Reading Labour are attacking these cuts which will have a devastating impact on public services, but forgetting to mention that they would have introduced very similar cuts, but just a little bit further into the future.

Cuts are not necessity, but a political choice. One alternative would be introducing a fairer tax system where the superrich pay their share. Green MP Caroline Lucas has co-authored a report on alternatives to cuts to our public services which will surely hit the weakest and most vulnerable hardest.

And we haven't even had the emergency budget yet!

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