Cuts Protest

Apparently there is a big anti-cuts protest going on in London today. I didn't think there was much point protesting because Labour bankrupted the country's finances, but after Libya I must say I have my doubts about the cuts because obviously someone in the Department of Defence found a few billion pounds in his trouser pocket a couple of weeks ago and exclaimed to his colleagues, "Well would you credit that!? I had enough money for another war in my back pocket all this time and I didn't even know about it! Thank God my wife didn't wash these!"

Comments

P. Standforth said…
Interesting usage of the word 'cuts'. Have a look at the website http://www.ukpublicspending.co.uk/
where you can see the total levels of public spending and the breakdown over time and function. It's pretty clear how much Labour over spent, but just as clear that spending is not being cut, it's being increased less quickly. Now as for where all the lolly is being spent, that' the real question.
Patricius said…
Funny how there is always enough money to go to war....
Joe said…
For the schools in the local authority where I work, the school budgets are being cut.
P Standforth said…
Joe, I've no doubt that in particular places things are being cut. From that website you can see that total education spending has flattened out and is due to fall slightly. Health, welfare and most other areas continue to rise. The issue is that we can't see where the money is moving to. Are teachers being cut while the civil servants remain in place? It's not easy to find out, but my point is that there is more money available, but is it being spent properly.
aaron said…
What horrible, treasonable tee-shirts those people are sporting.