A reminder about those “cuts”
For the avoidance of doubt there are none!
Public spending, as I have already pointed out, is planned to continue increasing year on year over the life of this Parliament, public debt will continue to rise year on year, and the budget deficit will not be eradicated even by 2015, our government will continue to overspend and the budget will not be balanced.
However some of the reports of reductions in the increase of spending make great headlines for journalists, public bodies, local councils, and other public quangos as they stake their claims for a slice of the still growing cake, this was all predictable as they paint the coalition government as evil and heartless. The battle is now more about generating publicity for those who depend upon the public purse for their lifestyles, and are determined to continue seeking a rise in their allocations of cash.
The only real cut around here is the amount of time that I have to spend at this keyboard, for which I apologise, posts may now appear here only at weekends as I balance my commitments between work, family, and photography.