WHEN will all of those people who keep writing to criticise the current council for the various proposed cuts realise that these cuts are not being imposed by our local council, they are merely the instrument by which they have to be applied?

The cuts are being forced on local councils by this heartless central government, and exactly as Thatcher did in her time, they deal the masterstroke by giving local opposition controlled councils the job of "choosing" where to apply the cuts, and so appearing to be the people without hearts, whereas the truth is that the required level of cuts is so high, that there is little choice but to hit at absolutely every single thing that is dear to us. 

And yes, the individual detailed cuts are hard and merciless.  But our council has no choice in the matter at all. 

Roy Pemberton,
West Kirby.