A Tory member of Worcestershire County Council’s Cabinet has given a damning indictment of her party’s huge public spending cuts, saying that she and her colleagues just want them “to stop”.
According to Worcester News, Cllr Sheila Blagg, Cabinet member for Adult Social Care, said:
“We are all struggling in local authorities – we’ve taken huge amounts of cuts over the last three years as part of the (Government’s) comprehensive spending review and it’s hurting in all areas.
“It is tough and we’d like it to stop.”
Its not the first time a Tory from that council has hit out at the Government’s damaging cuts. Last year, Worcestershire’s Conservative council leader Adrian Hardman signed a letter to the Observer which lambasted that cuts were failing unfairly on local government rather than Whitehall inefficiencies’. The letter said:
“Local government bore the brunt of cuts in the last spending review.
“For the sake of the public it cannot afford to do so again.
“It would be bad for the country, bad for people and bad for our prospects of economic recovery if funding for local services is cut further to reinforce inefficiencies within Whitehall.”
If Lord Ahmad’s bad behaviour is anything to go by, expect these two to get promotions shortly.