We need a coalition of resistance against local council cuts

Posted: January 6, 2013 by rabidleftwinger in Uncategorized

Ted Knight, a former leader of Lambeth Council and a supporter of Lambeth Save Our Services, recently wrote an article in the Guardian calling on local councils to refuse to implement Tory cuts. It’s well worth reading

As the new year dawns, councillors around the country will start drawing up budgets for 2013-14. Sharp and continuous reductions in government grants totalling 30% will result in severe cuts to balance the books. This is the point at which Labour councils should be saying no, in a loud and clear voice. We won’t make your cuts. We will not pass on the burden of the calamitous economic and financial crisis of capitalism that we did not create. We will defend our communities.

The full article is here

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