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Dave has complained that his local council has made some cuts...

 

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/nov/11/david-cameron-letter-cuts-oxfordshire


With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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Dave has complained that his local council has made some cuts...

 

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/nov/11/david-cameron-letter-cuts-oxfordshire

 

It's quite an incredible exchange and very revealing that even the PM doesn't really know what 'cuts' mean.


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It's quite an incredible exchange and very revealing that even the PM doesn't really know what 'cuts' mean.

What makes it worse for Cameron is that this isn't a disaffected backwater area, this is his core.  If he can't even get the basic information right for his heartlands despite obviously asking his staff to investigate then he's really screwed.


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What makes it worse for Cameron is that this isn't a disaffected backwater area, this is his core.  If he can't even get the basic information right for his heartlands despite obviously asking his staff to investigate then he's really screwed.

 

This is an area where people shouldn't even notice cuts.  Nobody in this part of Oxfordshire is going to think of themselves as on benefits or state dependent.  And, yet, the infrastructure is falling apart - and for absolutely no benefit to the country whatsoever.

 

Reductions in spending were needed.  Absolutely.  But we also needed to increase taxes and invest in the economy.  7 years on from the initial farce and I don't see how any of that has been done by either Labour, the Coalition or now the Tories alone.

 

JohnM will be along to italicise something in the moment.  Probably making some reference to either Monbiot's or the Guardian's tax arrangements.  Because that'll mean the head of Oxon council is wrong.


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JohnM will be along to italicise something in the moment.  Probably making some reference to either Monbiot's or the Guardian's tax arrangements.  Because that'll mean the head of Oxon council is wrong.

But this is Tory on Tory.  One is wrong.  I think I know which one that might be given the detailed second letter.


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But this is Tory on Tory.  One is wrong.  I think I know which one that might be given the detailed second letter.

 

But one works for a council and is therefore public sector.  I'm sure some mud can be slung about inefficiencies, jollies and other well out of date notions.

 

East Sussex and Hastings have to find cuts of 40% apparently.  I'm not sure that's even possible.  One of the most deprived areas of the country with greatest levels of drug dependency combined with low education achievement and high incidences of mental ill-health --- forty per cent.  Half the already slimmed down council support services just gone.


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But one works for a council and is therefore public sector.  I'm sure some mud can be slung about inefficiencies, jollies and other well out of date notions.

 

East Sussex and Hastings have to find cuts of 40% apparently.  I'm not sure that's even possible.  One of the most deprived areas of the country with greatest levels of drug dependency combined with low education achievement and high incidences of mental ill-health --- forty per cent.  Half the already slimmed down council support services just gone.

By 2020 London Borough of Ealing will have had its funding halved. It's not alone, either.


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But one works for a council and is therefore public sector.  I'm sure some mud can be slung about inefficiencies, jollies and other well out of date notions.

 

East Sussex and Hastings have to find cuts of 40% apparently.  I'm not sure that's even possible.  One of the most deprived areas of the country with greatest levels of drug dependency combined with low education achievement and high incidences of mental ill-health --- forty per cent.  Half the already slimmed down council support services just gone.

Most councils have now accepted their council grant will reduce to zero by 2020 but the ban on increasing council tax beyond 1.99% means that there's nowhere else for them to go.  They COULD go to a referendum but then that'd be trusting the public to vote for a large tax rise, never the most popular of things.

 

It'll get worse for councils in the next couple of years with the decoupling of many community care things in the NHS to councils.  The Tories wanted to cut them but couldn't due to NHS working so they've changed ownership to the councils now they're all the council's problem with no extra income to do the work.

 

Do you know what REALLY gets me about this though is that there are still people who will be voting Tory despite being the victim of all these cuts.  It's not the Tories' fault apparently, it's the waste in the system, it's immigrants, it's Labour, and so on.

 

There was another piece on the news about Sunday trading laws and the SNP threatening to derail it despite it being to deregulate Sunday trading in England and Wales.  The thing that they didn't say is that the Bill is UK wide and would affect Scotland as well, reducing employment rights for Scottish workers including protection of higher standards for unsociable hours.


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Do you know what REALLY gets me about this though is that there are still people who will be voting Tory despite being the victim of all these cuts.  It's not the Tories' fault apparently, it's the waste in the system, it's immigrants, it's Labour, and so on.

 

"Efficiency savings" ...


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So let me get this straight.......Dave orders cuts to local government funding but leaves it to them to decide what cuts are to be made.......then, when he notices that cuts have been made in his local area, he complains about the cuts?

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So let me get this straight.......Dave orders cuts to local government funding but leaves it to them to decide what cuts are to be made.......then, when he notices that cuts have been made in his local area, he complains about the cuts?

 

Worse than that.  He complains having not understood the scale of the cuts his government implemented nor that there are no more "choices" to be made.


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Please let it happen...

 

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But this is Tory on Tory. 

Sounds like the makings of the worse blue movie ever made!

 

I'll get my coat!

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With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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I'd like one of the tories on here, just one please, to support this travesty


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I'd like one of the tories on here, just one please, to support this travesty

 

I had a guy from the British Heart Foundation explain to me, as if to a child, the reasons why our survival rate from heart attacks is so poor compared to a few other countries.  Basically, those other countries, everyone knows first aid.  They learn it at school and then they learn it again in their jobs.  First Aid isn't something assigned to the staff member who drew the short straw.  So if someone collapses in the street there's a decent chance people around them will both know first aid and be confident using it.  That is not true here.

 

Still, I'm sure it goes against letting academies decide what they want to teach or some such nonsense.


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I had a guy from the British Heart Foundation explain to me, as if to a child, the reasons why our survival rate from heart attacks is so poor compared to a few other countries.  Basically, those other countries, everyone knows first aid.  They learn it at school and then they learn it again in their jobs.  First Aid isn't something assigned to the staff member who drew the short straw.  So if someone collapses in the street there's a decent chance people around them will both know first aid and be confident using it.  That is not true here.

 

Still, I'm sure it goes against letting academies decide what they want to teach or some such nonsense.

We had an exchange teacher at school for science when I was in my first year of secondary school, she was American (Miss Yuchida), she was appalled that First Aid wasn't on the curriculum so she taught us it for four lessons.

 

I think it's utterly shameful that this was blocked just because some MPs wanted to be petty by ensuring that backbench promoted Members' Bills don't become law.  He has a track record of blocking everything, just because he can.


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The guy is a cretin.

 

This bill had cross party support.  


With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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