Breaking point campaign: Wanstead councillors call on PM to end austerity for local government
PUBLISHED: 13:16 08 October 2018
Wanstead Village councillors joined the Breaking Point campaign calling on the prime minister to end austerity for local authorities.
Councillors Paul Donovan, Daniel Morgan Thomas and Jo Blackman have joined with hundreds of their colleagues across the country to call on the Theresa May to honour her pledge to end austerity by stopping the cuts to local government.
The Breaking Point petition calls on the chancellor to use the budget to end the £1.3billion of cuts still to come, to invest £2b in children’s services and £2b in adult social care, and to use the spending review to restore council spending to 2010 levels.
Wanstead Village Councillor, Paul Donovan. said the cuts have bitten hard into local communities.
“There seems to be this ignorant belief that services can just be cut and cut, well they cannot,” he said.
“The government need to realise this truism and deliver on its promise to end austerity.
“This ongoing punishment of the poor and most vulnerable runs against natural justice and the common good of our society - it must stop now.”