Wirral councillor is quick to ignore inconvenient facts

Wirral councillor is quick to ignore inconvenient facts

Wirral councillor is quick to ignore inconvenient facts

First published in Letters

COUNCILLOR Harry Smith trots out the usual Wirral Labour Party line that the council's budget woes are entirely the result of the Government's austerity measures – forced upon them after the last Labour Government crashed the economy (Globe Mailbox, February 4).

Unfortunately, his argument was undermined by the council’s own budget consultation, which was a little bit more honest in its description of where the £27.5m budget gap has come from.

In the What Really Matters section headed “Your Budget Explained”, the chief executive told residents that "due to a series of factors including bad financial management on our part, we have to correct our budgets for social care for adults and children – that will cost £14m".

This accounts for half of the budget reductions required for 2014/15.

But of course, as Cllr Smith knows, it's so much easier to ignore inconvenient facts.

Allan Brame, Oxton

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8:06pm Tue 11 Feb 14

PaulCa says...

Today we learned from the Tory PM that "money is no object" when it comes to keeping callous, heartless, cruel, TORY voters loyal to your party. As for food banks, they can stay, because people in poverty don't count or register.

Keep them dry and watch the votes FLOOD in.

As for Councillor Harry Smith, he's also as TORY as they come. A traitor to people like me who used to vote for the REAL Labour party when Clause 4 still existed.

Did my mention of "Clause 4" have you scratching your head Harry? Then go back to bed - soon enough, with a fair wind and a good strategy, I predict you may finally be kicked out for good.
Today we learned from the Tory PM that "money is no object" when it comes to keeping callous, heartless, cruel, TORY voters loyal to your party. As for food banks, they can stay, because people in poverty don't count or register. Keep them dry and watch the votes FLOOD in. As for Councillor Harry Smith, he's also as TORY as they come. A traitor to people like me who used to vote for the REAL Labour party when Clause 4 still existed. Did my mention of "Clause 4" have you scratching your head Harry? Then go back to bed - soon enough, with a fair wind and a good strategy, I predict you may finally be kicked out for good. PaulCa
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9:41am Thu 13 Feb 14

reliant22 says...

Nice one PaulCa!
Some of our elected Cllrs have a problem distinguishing between truth and fiction, especially when they need a vote, the thing is, that`s the only time we see them, so their fairy stories are wasted on us.
Thankfully we have the upper hand; let everyone use it at the next election.
Nice one PaulCa! Some of our elected Cllrs have a problem distinguishing between truth and fiction, especially when they need a vote, the thing is, that`s the only time we see them, so their fairy stories are wasted on us. Thankfully we have the upper hand; let everyone use it at the next election. reliant22
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10:14pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Joeblogg85 says...

Having witnessed Cllr Smith in action on a number of occasions he really does need to call it a day.
Having witnessed Cllr Smith in action on a number of occasions he really does need to call it a day. Joeblogg85
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