Whats the idea behind this then?
Party could also vote against windfall tax on supermarkets to fund Covid recovery – which Rishi Sunak is believed to be planning
well that might be the message that some wish to project but it's nowhere near the truth. We are in a massive economic crisis. Tories are trying to control the government debt, by paying down on some of it now rather than later, but that will cost jobs as businesses need to shed workers to keep profitable. Labour want to protect workers and pay down the debt later when the economy is healthier.Becoming more Tories than the Tories....
Yet doesn't seem to have an issue with Middlesbrough council raising council taxes whilst people are losing their jobs or are on furlough.
Councils all over the country, of all political hues, are raising council taxes and adding on other charges such as the social care payment. Not just a Middlesbrough or Labour or Tory problem as you say.Yet doesn't seem to have an issue with Middlesbrough council raising council taxes whilst people are losing their jobs or are on furlough.
Which I appreciate is a Tory and Labour problem.
Lots of precepts - I have the social care one, there was one the other week for policing in the north east that I saw you will be paying. In London the mayor is adding more charges, plus extending congestion charges and so on. If these people can’t get money from the gvt they come to us. Needs to be controlled - I wouldn’t mind I find the service from my council the worst it’s ever been.I know mate. It stinks.
What stinks more is that the Tories allowed this because people who don't know better blame the local council rather than correctly pointing the finger at central government who have slashed local authority budgets by billions since 2010. Some councils receive about 40-50% of what they did in 2010.I know mate. It stinks.
So the Trillions the country now owes to pay for the pandemic will be left for the next generation or two to repay. Interesting philosophy by Labour Party and Tory rebels.