Stop blaming government cuts

COUNCIL Tax increases, council job losses and cuts in services are always very regrettable particularly for those whose jobs disappear and for other dependant on such services.

However, I welcome the proposed stopping of the £100,000 a year grant to Tranmere Rovers, presumably because they sport a Wirral logo on their shirts.

If they cannot muster enough supporters to keep them viable why should Council Tax payers do so?

To constantly blame "savage government cuts" , the mantra of many local politicians, avoids the real issue.

Central government is broke, bust, bankrupt and can only survive by huge borrowings which future generations will have to face.

If government were a commercial company it would have gone into liquidation years ago.

The cause is massive, uncontrolled overspending by previous administrations.

Thus, sadly, cuts are essential if the country is ever to get out of the black hole in which it is immersed.

Wirral Council itself has a long history of financial mismanagement for which no one has ever been held responsible.

The recent disclosure to the public of a further £28 million historic bad budget, whatever that means, is a scandal and I anticipate that once again nobody will be brought to account.

I am not at all surprised that a proposal to reduce the number of councillors, thereby saving £300,000 a year was rejected by the self-same councillors.
What turkey would vote for Christmas?

Charles Nunn,

Upton.

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9:31am Thu 28 Feb 13

bickyboy says...

I don't think you can allow the Tory-led government completely off the hook, Mr Nunn.

Ideologically the Tories represent low taxation and reduced public spending, along with a passion for rewarding their supporters in the business world by gifting them public services which have been built up using taxpayers' money.

This lot are no different, and the enthusiasm with which they have embarked on the devastation of public services puts even Maggie in the shade.

Their plans to farm out the entire NHS to privateers and asset strippers should scare the pants off all of us, and this is no time for a complacent, "heads down, get on with it because the politicians have no choice" approach to what's happening to our political, economic and social landscape under the auspices of the Bullingdon Boys.

Even if we don't care about ourselves, we have a duty to care about the world that our children will find themselves living in. They won't thank us for allowing the Tories to run their ideological steamroller over everything about this country which is worth preserving. .
I don't think you can allow the Tory-led government completely off the hook, Mr Nunn. Ideologically the Tories represent low taxation and reduced public spending, along with a passion for rewarding their supporters in the business world by gifting them public services which have been built up using taxpayers' money. This lot are no different, and the enthusiasm with which they have embarked on the devastation of public services puts even Maggie in the shade. Their plans to farm out the entire NHS to privateers and asset strippers should scare the pants off all of us, and this is no time for a complacent, "heads down, get on with it because the politicians have no choice" approach to what's happening to our political, economic and social landscape under the auspices of the Bullingdon Boys. Even if we don't care about ourselves, we have a duty to care about the world that our children will find themselves living in. They won't thank us for allowing the Tories to run their ideological steamroller over everything about this country which is worth preserving. . bickyboy

12:40pm Thu 28 Feb 13

charles says...

You are absolutely right Sir and my letter had no intention of letting anyone off the hook. I was careful to blame previous administration(s) for the mess

All governments in recent years have spent our taxes with little regard for those who pay and thereby brought the country to its financial knees.

I would much prefer to keep Council services intact rather than wasting huge sums on, for example, overseas aid, uncontrolled immigration, M.O.D. waste- reported on again today to the tune of over £6 billion!

But, unfortunately, we are where we are and, until we vote in a governemnt with financial probity and no Party comes to mind, cuts are necessary.

I read yesterday that to merely service the interest on our National debt costs us almost £1 billion a week.

I despair for the National debts that my g.children will inherit.

Closer to home, large sums have been wasted by our elected Councillors and the very well paid Council executives who have now slid off into retirement with generous pensions.

Thank you for taking the time to comment. I was expecting flak from Tranmere Rover supporters!

Charles Nunn
You are absolutely right Sir and my letter had no intention of letting anyone off the hook. I was careful to blame previous administration(s) for the mess All governments in recent years have spent our taxes with little regard for those who pay and thereby brought the country to its financial knees. I would much prefer to keep Council services intact rather than wasting huge sums on, for example, overseas aid, uncontrolled immigration, M.O.D. waste- reported on again today to the tune of over £6 billion! But, unfortunately, we are where we are and, until we vote in a governemnt with financial probity and no Party comes to mind, cuts are necessary. I read yesterday that to merely service the interest on our National debt costs us almost £1 billion a week. I despair for the National debts that my g.children will inherit. Closer to home, large sums have been wasted by our elected Councillors and the very well paid Council executives who have now slid off into retirement with generous pensions. Thank you for taking the time to comment. I was expecting flak from Tranmere Rover supporters! Charles Nunn charles

8:29pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Hugo1008 says...

The same maxim applied to TRFC should be applied to Wirral Borough Councilors, as long as they stand and represent a Political Party, they should be fully supported by the members of that Political Party.

At present the mostly non political rate payers that reside in Wirral pay out huge amounts of cash to support in a very lavish manner 66 Councilors only answerable to a mere handful of Politically motivated Residents.

We have no elected Councilors that work exclusively for and on behalf of the ratepayers, looking after the residents wishes and aspirations first and foremost.

Political Party Voting takes place for National Governments.

Local Authorities should be managed and run by motivated local elected members or peoples representative councilors and not for Political Party Whips in Whitehall or Parliament.
The same maxim applied to TRFC should be applied to Wirral Borough Councilors, as long as they stand and represent a Political Party, they should be fully supported by the members of that Political Party. At present the mostly non political rate payers that reside in Wirral pay out huge amounts of cash to support in a very lavish manner 66 Councilors only answerable to a mere handful of Politically motivated Residents. We have no elected Councilors that work exclusively for and on behalf of the ratepayers, looking after the residents wishes and aspirations first and foremost. Political Party Voting takes place for National Governments. Local Authorities should be managed and run by motivated local elected members or peoples representative councilors and not for Political Party Whips in Whitehall or Parliament. Hugo1008

8:40pm Fri 1 Mar 13

bickyboy says...

Well said, Mr Nunn.

Although I consider it reasonable to reiterate that the Tory government should take a big share of the blame for the current and parlous state of the jobs market and the lack of growth in the economy, yours was an excellent contribution.
Well said, Mr Nunn. Although I consider it reasonable to reiterate that the Tory government should take a big share of the blame for the current and parlous state of the jobs market and the lack of growth in the economy, yours was an excellent contribution. bickyboy

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