by Mebyon Kernow leader Dick Cole
As a Cornwall Councillor, I am getting increasingly angry with certain politicians in Cornwall.
I’m talking about the local politicians who are members of the national Liberal and Conservative parties – and who continue to make ridiculous statements which they think will bolster their short-term political prospects.
Following the agreement of the Liberal Democrat budget amendment (also supported by the majority of Conservatives), the Council has produced a report which shows where the job cuts may fall and what services might be adversely affected.
But the Deputy Leader of the Lib Dem group on the unitary authority is attempting to rubbish the report, with yet more unfounded and shameful claims.
These include the following: “There needs to be no cuts in services and no front line staff axed” and that: “There needs to be no loss to services, no cuts to localism and no cuts to the library service based on the budget passed by full council.”
By contrast, about ten days ago Cornwall Council released information about how the Liberal Democrat “agency staff” budget amendment was “at best naïve and at worst nonsensical.“
Evidence was presented to show that the figures simply did not add up (see blog entry for 4th March).
And at that time, the Lib Dem response was one of silence….