Monthly Archives: October 2010

BBC Report – Local councils in England ‘have £14bn in reserve’ – Devon has £14 million of this

Local authorities in England who are facing massive budget cuts over the next four years are sitting on £14bn in reserves, it has emerged. Following the comprehensive spending review councils have been told to make annual cuts of 7%. Many … Continue reading

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Spending review attacks public services, jobs, and those who can least afford it

Well the figures are now in, even if they are little distorted and covered with several layers of icing.  George Osborne and the ConDem Government intend to make those on the lowest incomes pay for the savage and unnecessary cuts … Continue reading

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The Front Line Will Bear the Brunt of Cuts

by Faisal Islam, Channel 4 News: On the eve of the Spending Review, I have seen a detailed internal memo from one of Whitehall’s biggest departments, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). It is dated Friday, and somewhat explodes one the … Continue reading

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Latest Anti-Cuts Alliance Meeting Plans Opposition to the Cuts Agenda

In a successful meeting last night, members of the Anti-Cuts Alliance met to discuss how the cuts will be opposed in North Devon.  We are planning regular stalls in town centres, starting with one in Barnstaple in the run up … Continue reading

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Councillors Have No Excuse for Not Opposing Cuts

From The Socialist, 7th October: IN THE mid-1980s Liverpool Labour council, under the political influence of the Militant (forerunner of the Socialist Party) and the pressure of a mass working class movement, successfully led a campaign to secure extra resources … Continue reading

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Cuts to cost 50,000 Sustainable Jobs

From Morning Star, 11th October: Climate change budget cuts will halt the creation of tens of thousands of sustainable jobs and and will be a “huge blow” to the economic recovery, campaigners warned today. In a letter to Chancellor George … Continue reading

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ConDems Attack the Disabled

From Morning Star, 11th October: A national reassessment ordered by the Con-Dems to force incapacity benefit claimants onto lower payouts has begun at pilot sites in England and Scotland. The “work capability assessment” is designed to give the green light … Continue reading

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