Sunday, April 3, 2011

Mike Barrett, Labour prospective council candidate in Worthing opposes public spending cuts. Right on!

Mike Barrett, is standing against the Tories and Lib Dems in Selden ward as a Labour Party prospective candidate for the local council elections in May, opposing cuts in public spending. This is what he has to say . An election candidate worth supporting, but do not tell Ed Milliband. Let us also hope that Labour Councils and councillors elsewhere refuse to implement cuts and join in the fightback.

Thanks to Porkbolter for this information.
“The Price of this financial crisis is being borne by people who absolutely did not cause it…The billions spent bailing out the banks and the public spending cuts were the fault of the financial services sector” Mervyn King,Governor of the Bank of England,The Guardian 2nd.March 2011
The Governor of the Bank of England is clear.Ordinary people did not cause this crisis,but ordinary people are paying the price of it.

*Local schools are seeing budgets cut
*The NHS is being set up for privatisation
*Ordinary kids are being priced out of university
*Social care funding for the most vulnerable ,disabled, and elderly is being withdrawn.    
100 years of Conservative and Liberal rule in Worthing have damaged OUR town ,an endless litany of bad decisions and mistakes have given us the Teville Gate fiasco,the unloved Guildbourne Centre,The Aquarena,which was closed for years ,the Chief Executive Scandal,the Clifton Rd.flats mess etc.etc.all of this has cost the taxpayers of Worthing millions.

The beautiful parks,seafront,brick pavements and streets that Worthings Victorian  Founders left us to enjoy have been turned into a potholed mess,leading to the embarrassment of OUR town being voted first in a radio 5 listeners poll for the worst entrance to a town in the country i.e.Teville Gate.
SAY NO to cuts.Almost 40% of Worthings workforce is employed by the public sector .These unnecessary cuts will impact further on Worthings small businesses and shops,leading to rising unemployment and further stagnation of the struggling local housing market.SAY NO to the Lib/Con coalition;a vote for the Lib Dems is a vote for the Tories SAY YES to growth and investment in public services in Worthing.

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