The Secretary of State has said that his priorities are localism, localism and localism,” she said. “What we have seen today has given the lie to that. There has been no consultation with local government about the cuts. There has been no transparency; we do not know where £500 million of cuts are going to fall. There has been no involvement of local people. The Secretary of State’s promise has proved about as meaningful as the Liberal Democrat pledge on VAT.
“The cuts are a bit like those of the 1980s, as they are targeted on the poorest. There is at least one other consistency. When the Secretary of State was leader of Bradford city council, he was known-perhaps not entirely affectionately as ‘the beast of Bradford’. Teachers, caretakers, maintenance workers, crèche and nursery staff, social workers and council officers all lost their jobs. His ambition was to cut £50 million from the council budget and turn it into a holding company that met two or three times a year when the contracts would be handed out.”
YET at Salford Question Time meeting on Monday night Cllr Owen made a dramatic and defensive scene in opposition to one lady’s sensible suggestion the next topic should be “about how the cuts will affect people in Salford”. It was very obnoxious and unkind to say the least. No-one could get a word in and he shortly left the meeting.
He was invited there to collect a certificate for his involvement on the Panel along with myself, not manipulate the opportunity to make a party political speech to the unconverted.
We’ve already scrapped ID cards. Now I’d like to ask you – which other laws do you want to scrap?
The World cup reminds me of world war 2
The French Surrenderd
The Italians went home,
The Americans arrived late,
And we were left to fight THE BLOODY GERMANS
‘Risk’: Justice Secretary Ken Clarke’s plans could see serious criminals ‘roaming the street’ Tories fear
Killers, sex attackers and serial burglars are being let off.
Read the full story in the Mail.
Furious MPs are complaining that the new system to prevent another expenses scandal is too complex, and they are being ‘treated like benefit claimants’.
So bloody what,if you want to claim go through the process like the rest of the world.