Sunday, 15 August 2010

Cutting into healthy tissue

I have started compiling a list of cuts in Barnet that result from the Tory-Lib Dem war on public services. If you have any things to add, please email some details to Thank you.

In the meantime, the Independent has made a sample list of 100 cuts from around the country, just to give a sense of the sorts of valuable things that are falling victim to the government's vandalism.

Read this list and wonder what on earth is going on. Here is the introduction:
Coalition: 100 days. 100 cuts

David Cameron and Nick Clegg may be [there's no maybe about it, they are] smiling their way around Westminster but across the country things are already looking gloomy. As the coalition marks its first 100 days on Thursday, Matt Chorley and Brian Brady list 100 cuts, large and small, which are already biting. Some are the result of George Osborne's £6.2bn 'emergency savings', others have been applied by cash-strapped town halls and health trusts already deep in debt. And, ahead of the October spending review, one senior minister warns: 'This is only the start – you ain't seen nothing yet.'

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