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Being Labour, Cotterill on the Council

Compare, contrast, conclude

07.26.09 | 3 Comments

Philip Hammond, potential Tory Chancellor if the Tories win the general election, on the Tories’ plans for savage public spending cuts:

‘It is absolutely not the case that people in the public services are dreading this, or saying ‘oh my God, what is gong to happen?’

Written representations by people in public service at Conservative run West Lancashire Borough Council, threatened by reckless and needless redundancies:

1) ‘I will not be able to find a new job is this proposal is accepted.  I will be on the SCRAPHEAP.’

2) I am in dead man’s shoes for employment prospects if the proposals go ahead.

3) ‘To make these devastating cuts to this arm of the service, designed to protect the public purse, is sheer stupidity and I can only conslude a decision made in ignorance.’

4) ‘I am a dedicated worker and have worked passionately for the council for over 30 years.  This news is a devastating blow when other savings options were put on the table and competely. This  decision seems to be irrationally logic and makes no common understanding (sic).’

Which world is Philip Hammond living in?  Oh yes, in George Osborne’s:

‘No one takes pleasure from people making money out of the misery of others but that is a function of capitalist markets.’


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