Like pretty much everywhere in Britain at the moment we have anti cuts demos locally. The government blame the Labour party, and the Labour party blame the government. The people blame the bankers!!
Unemployment is rising, prices of essential goods are rising, fuel prices are rising. We look forward to financial cuts in almost every way we can imagine. The next few years are going to be tough. The poorest look like they’ll be suffering the most. The elderly, the sick, the young, all are targets, yet the bankers who brought about the global recession are getting their mega bonuses, so all is fine and dandy after all.
The other day i stopped off at a small local protest. It was mainly concerned with proposed cuts to the Climate Change Unit. It’s odd that the council want to cut back on people who have not only reduced carbon emissions, but also saved us, the tax payers, money at the same time. They also work with local businesses and the poorer families to help them reduce the fuel they use. Again this cuts carbon emissions, and saves money. I’m sure there are plenty of people who were glad to have saved money, and so perhaps been able to afford to keep warm during our cold winter, a winter much colder than normal. Cutting a department that actually helps us save money is perhaps rather stupid, and is probably just being done for political reasons, and unfortunately, politics does not often follow common sense!
Anyway, here’s a few photos from the event outside a local council meeting..