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Topic - Tory madness continues ...

Gordon Stainforth - on 26 Jun 2013
You can't balance the books (indeed are in deep debt) because you dislike raising taxes, so you can't provide adequate services. So what do you do? You ... freeze council tax rises for two years from 2014 (as the Americans would say, 'go figure'.) You have such a low opinion of culture, community and the quality of life that you ... cut community sports, arts and museums by 5% in 2015-16. Whatever next? My guess is that money for science will be cut too.

Some reactions (tweets etc):

'Communities budget already cut by more than 50% in real terms since 2010 - Chancellor says there is now another 10% in 2015-16.'

'Graeme Croucher, Wimbledon texts: The austerity approach was adopted in the 1930s in response to the Wall Street crash and proved to be a disaster. The eventual remedy was the Keynesian solution to spend our way out of trouble. When will our politicians learn the lessons of history? Spending is what saved the western world's economy.'

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