This will be moved at council on Wednesday 21/07/10 by Leader Councillor John Merry & seconded by Councillor Bill Hinds.
I am led to believe that it has upset Lib Dem leader Councillor Norman Owen. What a suprise !!
This Council notes
* Nick Clegg's interview in the Observer in which he pledged that any cuts would be on the basis of fairness and there would be no return to Thatcherism.
* The Liberal Democrat Party poster during the recent election campaign which drew attention to the Conservative VAT bombshell.
The "year in" savings announced for Local Government that do not meet Nick Clegg's pledge of fairness as Salford faces £4 million of expendidture cuts which represents 1.1% of the total Council budget, whilst Conservative controlled Trafford are only required to make expenditure savings amounting to 0.6% of their budget.
This Council believes that if Nick Clegg was serious about the principles of fairness he would take steps to ensure that any future expenditure cuts do not fall on the more deprived or poorest areas and this Council calls upon him to live up to his promises of fairness.
VOTE LIB DEM GET TORY.