Greens Condemn Ealing Council Cuts
Funding for a new Southall car park criticised
The party criticised both the priorities chosen by the Labour Council and the massive reduction in central government grants that made major cuts inevitable.
She said “The Green Party totally opposes the way central government has slashed the Council’s budget. Contrary to what the Conservative/LibDem government has claimed, this was bound to result in big cuts to front line Council services.
“At the Council meeting Jason Stacey, former Conservative leader, had the nerve to refer to Labour’s ‘savage attack on public services’. He failed to accept that major cuts in services would be inevitable after the government took tens of millions out of Ealing’s grant.
''The Conservative/LibDem government continues to claim that the deficit can only be tackled by making massive cuts in public spending. This is not true. The Green Party put forward costed plans in its manifesto to reduce the deficit without slashing public services or welfare benefits”.
16th March 2011