I small section from the star.

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As the two parties began scoring political points amongst themselves, virtually everyone walked out of the public gallery in disgust.

“We’ve left the meeting because it just turned into a playground charade between a group of councillors who just want to have a go at each other while, behind the scenes, they’re all in support of taking £27million out of Salford’s budget” said Salford City UNISON branch secretary Steve North “It’s ridiculous, you’ve got the Tories proposing attacks on the workforce, you’ve got the Mayor smirking because he thinks he’s better than that – but he’s voting through cutting people’s jobs and indirectly attacking people’s terms and conditions. But he thinks he’s better than the Tories…

“The fact is they’re all playing the Government’s game, they’re all playing the rich’s game and we’re all going to suffer” he added “And they hang about in that room on a Wednesday afternoon and pretend that there’s some difference between them, when fundamentally they’re all pro cuts and they’re all taking decisions against the people of Salford.”

Earlier, before the Council meeting started, there was a big protest outside Salford Civic Centre with speaker after speaker telling how they had been let down by Mayor Ian Stewart and the Council’s policies.

Fresh off the Star the Site that Salford Labour would rather you never visited.

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SALFORD COUNCIL CUTS SERVICES TO PAY FOR PRESTIGE PROJECTS

Star date: 26th February 2014

A Salford Star Exclusive

SERVICES TO VULNERABLE CUT TO PAY FOR BRIDGES, WALKWAYS, CHAPEL ST AND MORE

This afternoon Salford Council is meeting to rubber stamp new cuts of £24.561million, with a big protest planned outside the Civic Centre for 1pm.

The cuts include the axe for lots of services for the most vulnerable people in the city – but the Salford Star has discovered that some of the cuts are being made, in part, to finance Council spending on prestige projects. The Star tried to ask the Council about this but it never responded. Why?

Full details here…

One voice in the wilderness?perhaps its time for others to join him.

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alan.tunnacliffe wrote
at 2:44:13 AM on Tuesday, February 25, 2014

salford council dont give two shits about services or vulnerable or disabled people.they make it look as though they are open to consultation and suggestions but there minds are already made up .until salford people rise up and oust these thoughtless and self centred councilors out of office starting with the mayor things will only get worse