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antiestablishmentarian
21-06-2010, 11:21 AM
A very good piece by the Beeb about how the implementation of the mass cuts is leading to the emergence of movements against the cuts and the re-emergence of ideological divides.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gv6KfiBlo2k&feature=player_embedded

ang
21-06-2010, 01:30 PM
They certainly won't take these cuts lying down.

I heard Alistair Darling on the news saying that the conservatives need to take a much more balanced approach to Public Services rather than seeing it as an unproductive area which he says is not true.

He seems to agree with cutting waste not with cutting services themselves.

I didn't though hear him take any responsibility regarding why the cuts are needed.

DCon
04-05-2012, 01:22 PM
Local election results in teh UK today. Good for Labour so far.



* Labour are on course for big gains in English local elections, with the BBC projecting a 38% vote share ahead of the Tories' 31% and Lib Dems' 16%
* Voters in Manchester, Nottingham, Coventry and Bradford reject the idea of an elected mayor, but Bristol says "Yes"
* Results are coming in from Scotland, where early indications are the SNP may not have made the progress against Labour they were hoping for
* Results from London, including the mayoral contest, are due in later
* Labour leader Ed Miliband says the election shows his party are "regaining ground"
* David Cameron says the elections took place against a "difficult national backdrop" for the Conservatives

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-17824250

morticia
04-05-2012, 07:55 PM
He seems to agree with cutting waste not with cutting services themselves.

I didn't though hear him take any responsibility regarding why the cuts are needed.

Unfortunately, one person's waste is another's essential public service.

Although the NHS' 1 manager per 5 beds beggars belief, slightly. Trident, anyone? Not to mention Iraq and Afghanistan....

ZeroWedge
05-05-2012, 09:28 AM
He seems to agree with cutting waste not with cutting services themselves.The reality is the public sector unions did not go on strike against cuts to services. They went on strike against cuts to their pensions.

Public sector employees dont give a crap about services, they only care about their salaries and pensions.

morticia
26-09-2013, 09:01 PM
Loss of spending power now being referred to as the "cost of living crisis".

Meanwhile, Ed Miliband, to a rapturous reception from the less well off public, has promised to freeze energy bills till 2017. The stock markets were less thrilled.

Hapax
26-09-2013, 09:29 PM
Happily, however, a broad sector of the left is at last starting to coalesce, around Ken Loach's urgings, as it happens.


The welfare state is being dismantled by the coalition government, bringing great suffering to the most vulnerable in society and eroding the living conditions of millions of ordinary people. Worse still, the Labour Party is not presenting a strong opposition to austerity and instead appears to have wholeheartedly adopted neo-liberal policy, advocating its own brand of austerity and privatisation.

Ken Loach’s The Spirit of ’45 gives us a perspective on the achievements of the post-war generation, transforming the lives of ordinary people by bringing improved health, housing, education and social security to the people of Britain. We need to defend these achievements and continue the tradition of protecting the most vulnerable in society.

Source (http://leftunity.org/)

And there are Left Unity policy workshops in Manchester this Saturday, neatly timed to fit in a few hours demo at the Tory conference there the following day. A weekend outing with multiple events! And the Left Unity Founding Conference is scheduled for 30th November 2013.

morticia
13-11-2015, 09:24 PM
Hilariously, resistance to the Tory cuts is emerging from David Cameron himself, who wrote to his local council demanding to know why they hadn't restricted themselves to back room cuts?

The council responded that cutting the budget from just over 190mill to just over 120mill went a bit beyond back room rearrangements

Beggars belief....

http://www.itv.com/news/2015-11-12/david-cameron-writes-to-his-local-council-criticising-significant-cuts-to-frontline-services/