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Mandy and Brown’s deceit over “cuts”

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£163m removed from South Tyneside in June

Lord High Everything Mandelson has instructed Brown to go on the attack over Tory plans to restrict public spending, the mantra is repeated ad nauseam at consecutive Prime Minister’s Questions each Wednesday in the House of Commons (a place where the de facto leader has no seat), Mandy tells Brown to carry on borrowing and spending even though the public purse is empty. He tells Gordon to trot out the line that we are “well placed” for recovery, even though international institutions strongly disagree, yet all the while Labour is quietly starting to prune expenditure, quietly in their heartlands.

They treat their supporters with cynical contempt hoping that they will continue to vote for any monkey wearing a red rosette, already in June South Tyneside, which returns two Labour MPs including the Foreign Secretary and South Shields MP David Miliband, has had £163m of “investment” removed from it’s economy. A new £102m college has been shelved for two years, a plan which will probably not now see the light of day again, and now we learn that a £41m redevelopment plan for Testos roundabout on the A19 which would help improve the flow of traffic for the new Tyne Tunnel has had it’s funding withdrawn.

Trevor Jackson, managing director of TT2 Ltd, which operates the tunnel, said:

Whichever regime is in charge, there will probably have to be cuts. I’m not aware of the issues surrounding Testo’s roundabout, but certainly, we need improvement schemes at that and other road junctions.”

Jackson realises the truth, Conservative leader David Cameron recognises the extent of the problems lying ahead, the public understands the tough decisions that will have to be faced, yet Mandelson and Brown seem to be living in cloud cuckoo land where they can spend, spend, spend with total abandonment of reality. We’ve known for long enough that the NuLabour experiment has ran out of cash and that the UK PLC is over it’s head in debts, so when will these two wake up to the truth, and when will they stop this wicked deceit and outright lies over the “cuts” vs “investments” argument?

Cameron was forthright in his arguments yesterday:

“The cupboard is bare. Tough decisions have to be made. Cuts can’t be avoided. It doesn’t sound easy on the ear but the public must have the truth,” said Mr Cameron.

“That would be the worst of it: you go into an election pretending you are not going to have to make spending reductions, then you have to make them, and then you really do have riots on the streets because people do not have faith in their politicians.”

One wonders whether those constituencies throughout the country which are considered “marginal” are having their investments cut?

I’d be interested in compiling a list of public spending plans which have been shelved, posponed, withdrawn, reduced, or to put it bluntly cut by Labour in the past few weeks as they continue to lie to the public about public spending. If you are reading this please drop a comment with your examples and let me know if your area is red, blue, or marginal.

Let’s not allow Mandelson and Brown to get away with these lies and deceits!

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  1. This must be happening all over the country. Projects being postponed or cancelled on the quiet, hoping that the national media doesn’t get hold of it.

    Letters From A Tory

    June 30, 2009 at 9:59 am

  2. £200M reduction in the education budget announced this morning on the Today program by Ed Balls.

    David Logan

    June 30, 2009 at 11:48 am

  3. No figures but some areas to google..
    The schools refurbishment budget.
    The schools higher education 16-18 yrs budget
    End of the free bus pass travel anywhere scheme {only came in last year and has been so ruinously expensive its been cut back to pretty much what it was before any announcement was made]
    The aircraft carriers
    The railways facing a massive cut in subsidy {ongoing for a good few years now – train operators are putting up fares to compensate. Soon the cap on how much fares can be increased will be removed.}
    Funding for hospital referbs – cut by £500 million.

    Bill Quango MP

    June 30, 2009 at 1:16 pm

  4. If we Coined our own money instead of Borrowing it from the PRIVATE Bank of England we wouldn’t Have Govt Debt.


    June 30, 2009 at 7:51 pm

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