Sunday, June 14, 2009

Gordon Brown: David Cameron's cuts will make the recession worse - mirror.co.uk



This week, the new Cabinet met and immediately got down to business: cleaning up politics, helping families and businesses through the recession, continuing our investment in public services and getting them up to scratch.

But this was also the week when the Shadow Health Secretary let the cat out of the bag.

We now know that the Tories want to cut public spending by a savage 10 per cent. They have finally revealed what their true priorities are: a cuts plan that is wide, deep and immediate in order to fund a £200,000 tax cut for the 3,000 richest families.

David Cameron – Mr 10 Per Cent – would actually make the recession worse, by slowing public spending at exactly the time we need it most.

And the impact wouldn’t just be felt in our national economy, but at the level it matters most in your school, your hospital, your neighbourhood.

Cuts of 10 per cent would mean 44,000 fewer teachers, 15,000 fewer police, 10,000 fewer soldiers and, each year, 32,000 fewer university places. Those aren't just numbers on the page, but real jobs hanging in the balance.



Gordon Brown: David Cameron's cuts will make the recession worse - mirror.co.uk
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