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Government to cut Cumbria council’s grant funding next year

Cumbria County Council is facing the full force of the Government’s austerity programme.

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mr pickles cut your pay from 65 thousand year plus 15 thousand a year .and all you m p s and we will all be happy

Posted by john ward on 4 January 2013 at 09:47

Year by year structures and services are both created and expanded. The current problem is the heavy annual financial pressure of maintenance and (eventual) updating/replacing those assets.All aggravated by the (much) higher % of the community which is either unemployed or retired.We created too much, borrowed to achieve and it is now pay-back time.

Posted by OLD LOCHINVAR on 3 January 2013 at 12:04

Mr Michael Owen!
You're right, UKIP is another way. A way to an acceptable face of hatred and even more distrust in our political leaders.
UKIP is to the conservatives as the Tea Party was to the republicans in the US.
Happy New Year!

Posted by Lion King on 1 January 2013 at 21:16

Whilst the economy is being used as a political football for now.
Just like the NHS and Public transport they usually end up as own goals.
This is sadly the product of a monetary system that charges the poor 1000% apr in order to justify profit and a government who will force the taxpayer no matter what to pay more new taxes
On the bright side Iceland are beginning to throw the bankers in jail and Carlisle utd won again Keep the faith Greg

Posted by Shall on 1 January 2013 at 17:14

@Michael Owen - "There is another way, UKIP"

The only good thing about UKIP is that they will split the rabid right wing vote - that has to be good for all right thinking folks.

Posted by Evil McBad on 27 December 2012 at 18:45

Mr Pickles still blaming the previous Government which was i admit totally out of control, however HIS Government is making a bad situation worse by continuing the previous governments mistakes of propping up the failed banks whatever the cost to the rest of us.

I hope more people will vote for independant candidates rather than our failed party system....

Posted by John on 25 December 2012 at 00:00

The Government has to provide the funding to keep our major banks afloat from somewhere.It doesnt matter which of the major parties were in power they would all do the same.

Austerity is for the 99% to keep the 1% in the manner they are accustomed.

Until WE sever the link by getting more independents/minority parties into Parliament this process will continue .

Posted by John on 22 December 2012 at 17:57

Well we should by now be aware of the cuts that are required by all of us because of the mess that labour left us in, and it will take years to get out of,but no doubt the great British public will have voted labour back into office by then because that is what they do! So, all councils, local and county will have to cut spending. Meantime this coalition government, and labour agree, that we MUST find another £600million this next year to give to the "EU" because they want to increase their spending??? When oh when will the lab/con voters wake up? There is another way, UKIP.

Posted by Michael Owen on 21 December 2012 at 11:48

Great News

Posted by Mr England on 20 December 2012 at 16:44

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