Thursday 7 October 2010

Tory Conference Given Cuts Lessons From Hammersmith & Fulham

The BBC reports that Stephen Greenhalgh (Con (see pic)), H&F’s Council Leader, has been sharing his approach to cuts at the Conservative Conference.

He’s reported as advising Cameron’s government and fellow councillors to learn to speak civil servant and find "a language that resonates with people who work in the public sector - it's no good frothing at the mouth and saying 'I am really going to enjoy implementing the cuts'. They will think you are a nutter. Start off by saying 'we are here to deliver value for money and, by the way, if you want to spend any money you need my approval”.

Hmmm. Given H&F Conservatives’ record of stealth taxes, front line service cuts, record salary hikes for Tory councillors and senior officials and selling off important assets like youth clubs and residents’ homes then I can’t see how that offers "better value for money" for the thousands of people affected.

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