Monday, February 14, 2011

Simon Hughes accuses Labour lead councils

Well done to Joe Anderson for standing up against that outrageous smear. Simon Hughes needs to put up or shut up because this is just the lowest of the low.

From the Echo

Mr Hughes said: “There is a huge difference between councils that we run in places like Sheffield which are having a small number of redundancies, places like Portsmouth where they are opening services, not closing them, and places like Manchester and Liverpool which are clearly politicising the cuts to make it sound worse and, bluntly, forcing people out of jobs when they needn’t do so.

“Some Labour councils are making choices that I regard as blatantly unfair.”

Around 1,500 town hall jobs are going to be lost in Liverpool as the council tries to plug a £91m financial black hole. The move means one-in-six of the council’s workforce will be out of work.

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