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Topic: The Blame Game
Posted by: George Knox
Date/Time: 11/01/11 12:22:00

What no one knows is by how much the failed electioneering bribe benefitted the business community in the Borough. A ONCE OFF paltry £50 will not have saved our local businesses/traders or increased employment. With personal debt being at its highest ever, it would be more reasonable to assume that many paid off a bit of debt rather than spent the lionís share on the business and trading community in our own borough. Paying down debt is the priority activity of what is happening across the whole country.

What we do know is that some of the forthcoming budget cuts will be 12% worse than would have been the case if reserves had been £6M higher. So our libraries or our park ranger service or a day centre are being hit harder. Our new parking charges are iniquitous. Or our Adult or Childrenís services are going to be hit harder. Or other Services. And Council jobs.

Why shouldnít tax payerís money be returned? In present circumstances that line of argument is specious. Since the beginning of time everyone wants to pay the smallest tax they can get away with. But at the same time people want or need their services and they want these to be reduced as little as possible. You canít have it both ways. You canít have handouts without penalties.

The complaint is about timing and priority. No person who manages their finances prudently borrows before an impending financial crisis which you already knew about. Instead they put the money aside. They wait until the financial climate is more favourable and that is then the time when they spend it. If that person instead spends or borrows the money just before a known financial crisis, they are seen to be foolish and reckless. The Tories were foolish with their timing. They complain, and rightly, about the reduction of services now. Had they had a more mature sense of priority and foresight they would have stuffed that £6M in the coffers to lessen the blow of the cuts. They did not. Sadly their recklessness makes them partly culpable for what will happen now.

This is exactly why the shabby little bribe should not have been agreed.


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Day centres to close23/09/10 19:20:00 Peter Chadburn
   Re:Day centres to close23/09/10 22:12:00 Marie Shelly
      Re:Re:Day centres to close23/09/10 23:20:00 Peter Chadburn
         Re:Re:Re:Day centres to close24/09/10 09:45:00 Philippa Bond
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Day centres to close24/09/10 09:54:00 Libby Kemp
               Re:Day centres to close24/09/10 10:06:00 Philippa Bond
                  Re:Re:Day centres to close24/09/10 12:35:00 Peter Chadburn
                     Re:Re:Re:Day centres to close26/09/10 21:55:00 Peter Chadburn
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Day centres to close26/09/10 23:33:00 Alan Brainsby
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Day centres to close27/09/10 09:38:00 Peter Chadburn
   Re:Day centres to close29/09/10 16:59:00 Peter Chadburn
      Re:Re:Day centres to close29/09/10 19:01:00 Robert Darke
         Re:Re:Re:Day centres to close29/09/10 20:05:00 Peter Chadburn
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Day centres to close29/09/10 21:16:00 Alan Brainsby
   Re:Day centres to close30/09/10 13:41:00 Libby Kemp
      Re:Re:Day centres to close30/09/10 16:05:00 Peter Chadburn
         Re:Re:Re:Day centres to close05/10/10 23:02:00 Peter Chadburn
            Re:Day centres to close 03/01/11 23:46:00 Philippa Bond
               The Blame Game04/01/11 12:57:00 Robin Taylor
                  Re:The Blame Game05/01/11 11:22:00 Phil Taylor
                     Re:Re:The Blame Game05/01/11 14:38:00 Robin Taylor
                  Re:The Blame Game06/01/11 19:43:00 Rosa Popham
                     Re:Re:The Blame Game07/01/11 00:02:00 Robin Taylor
                        Re:Re:Re:The Blame Game07/01/11 01:56:00 Rosa Popham
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:The Blame Game07/01/11 12:59:00 Robin Taylor
                              The Blame Game07/01/11 15:41:00 George Knox
                                 Re:The Blame Game07/01/11 21:56:00 Colm Costello
                                    Re:Re:The Blame Game08/01/11 11:15:00 Robin Taylor
                                       Re:Re:Re:The Blame Game08/01/11 12:19:00 Colm Costello
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:The Blame Game08/01/11 13:50:00 Robin Taylor
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Blame Game08/01/11 14:21:00 Colm Costello
                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Blame Game08/01/11 17:38:00 George Knox
                                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Blame Game08/01/11 18:37:00 Colm Costello
                                                      Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Blame Game09/01/11 18:29:00 Rosa Popham
                                                         The Blame Game11/01/11 12:22:00 George Knox
                                                            Re:The Blame Game11/01/11 12:54:00 Robin Taylor
                                                               Re:Re:The Blame Game11/01/11 13:20:00 Phil Taylor
                                                                  The Blame Game11/01/11 14:08:00 George Knox
                                                            Re:The Blame Game11/01/11 16:19:00 Colm Costello
                                                               Re:Re:The Blame Game11/01/11 16:49:00 George Knox
                                                                  Re:Re:Re:The Blame Game11/01/11 17:23:00 Colm Costello
                                                                     The Blame Game11/01/11 18:30:00 George Knox
                                                                        Re:The Blame Game11/01/11 19:07:00 Colm Costello
                                                                           Re:Re:The Blame Game11/01/11 20:20:00 Robin Taylor
                                                                              Re:Re:Re:The Blame Game11/01/11 22:49:00 Colm Costello
                                                                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:The Blame Game12/01/11 09:47:00 Robin Taylor
                                                                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Blame Game12/01/11 11:22:00 Colm Costello
                                                                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Blame Game13/01/11 01:27:00 Robin Taylor
                                                                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Blame Game13/01/11 09:22:00 Colm Costello
                                                                                             The Blame Game13/01/11 10:34:00 George Knox
                                                                                                Re:The Blame Game13/01/11 15:42:00 Colm Costello
                                                                                                   Re:Re:The Blame Game13/01/11 20:34:00 George Knox
                                                                                                   Re:Re:The Blame Game14/01/11 18:03:00 Thomas Hillyard
                                                                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Blame Game13/01/11 20:56:00 Robin Taylor
                                                                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Blame Game13/01/11 22:24:00 Colm Costello
                                                                                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Blame Game13/01/11 22:43:00 Robin Taylor
                                                                                                      Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Blame Game13/01/11 23:05:00 Colm Costello
                                                                                                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Blame Game14/01/11 12:57:00 Robin Taylor
                                                                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Blame Game14/01/11 17:51:00 Thomas Hillyard
                                                                                                The Blame Game14/01/11 18:40:00 George Knox
                                                                                                   Re:The Blame Game14/01/11 22:10:00 Colm Costello
                                                                                                      Re:Re:The Blame Game15/01/11 16:08:00 Jaz Brown
                                                                                                         Re:Re:Re:The Blame Game18/01/11 17:26:00 Peter Chadburn
                                                                                                      Re:Re:The Blame Game15/01/11 16:30:00 George Knox
                                                                                                      Re:Re:The Blame Game27/01/11 20:44:00 Simon Stewart
                                                            Re:The Blame Game11/01/11 16:55:00 Eric Alan Leach
                                                               Re:Re:The Blame Game doesn't answer the question16/01/11 09:40:00 Philippa Bond

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