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sounds like a poorly translated title of a bleak eastern european art film
He did a pretty good film of all the fuck ups and privatisation going on in the London Borough of Barnet at the moment.
Still, if these people will vote Tory, I'm not sure why it's a surprise.
It's pretty frightening the way the system is disappearing.
people asked if we would be shutting after the 100 years celebration - of course not we said. now it probably is.
did anyone notice the bit just as they reach the cinema when forbes says it's interesting people are kicking off about the arts when it's disabled people he's going to give a real kicking too?
ERffectively, just ignore the Government/Tory cuts, tell them to fuck off, and keep the libraries/swimming pools/community centres open as it's what the people want. Where do they think the money comes from?! It doesn't work like that.
i recognise some of them from working there
It's the ideology behind the Tory cuts. It's the too fast - too deep cuts that are crippling communities.
Surely you can understand this? It's not black and white.
Also, I go too fast too deep with your Mum.
that the nasty tories are cutting so that things are broke and when the things break they'll be all 'hey guys, look things are broke but the private sector will fix them' and then flog them to british ambramoviches
Like this for example:
How come we can find the money to go to war with Muslim Africa whilst more or less depriving entire cities of welfare? How come richer areas in the South and London are less affected than areas in the North when it comes to wielding the fiscal scythe? And how come these kinds of deprivations whose long term effects are likely to haunt this country for decades to come haven't had the positive economic effect the Conservative Party promised it would?
a lot of southern councils receive much less per resident that northern ones
of course cutting this way doesn't appear to take into account need very well but there is a logic to it
Local Government relies heavily on the money granted to it by central government. This amount is fixed in advance. The council then has to decide what it can and can not do with that money. Once it's gone, it's gone. So you can't just tell the government to fuck off and keep the community centre open because *there is no money to pay for it*. You can argue with central government for more money, but you can't spend money that doesn't exist.
The only way round it is to raise council tax once all the money has run out, but no one on these videos ever argues in favour of that.
including the brand new Northern Rock Tower (now Partnership House) which the then-Lib Dem council bought for about £28m or something like that when Northern Rock was nationalised.
in such a way that forces councils in deprived areas to disproportionately make up the shortfall, and then it imposes caps on the councils, it leaves them with little choice.
All i'm saying is councils can't spend magic money that doesn't exist. So when people tell councils to keep spending in some sort of defiance against central government (read, the Tories) this is impossible for the council to do.
And increasingly hold all the power under this government.
It's just a shame that cuts are being applied from the top down with seemingly little appreciation that huge swathes of them are false economies.
I don't think there's been a government in recent history that has removed power from local councils to the extent that this one has. A combination of privatisation and centralisation has left them as lame ducks.