Thursday, 17 June 2010

Lib Dems target cuts on Lambeth

The new Lib Dem-Tory coalition government has admitted their savage funding cuts will hit inner-city areas hardest. That means Brixton and Tulse Hill will get MORE cuts than better-off areas leaving local people to suffer the most.

Lib Dem-Tory Government Minister Bob Neill said, “Those in greatest need ultimately bear the burden of paying off the debt”

Labour’s Ruth Ling was quick to defend local services. She said “The Lib Dems must rethink their unfair plans to hit inner city areas hardest. It’s now clear that only Labour will stand up for Brixton and Tulse Hill.”

Before the General Election the Lib Dems claimed a vote for them would keep the Tories out. But after the election the Lib Dems couldn’t wait to put David Cameron’s right-wing Tories through the door of 10 Downing Street. After that shameful betrayal many local people are saying “we will never trust the Lib Dems again”.

Money for new schools, better housing, and help to get unemployed people back to work is under threat from the Lib Dems. But local people are shocked to hear the Lib Dems are targeting the worst of the cuts on areas like Lambeth. They will hit inner city areas like Brixton and Tulse Hill hardest while richer areas will get let off more lightly.

It’s simply unfair – but then that’s the Lib Dems all over.

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