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Another Five Years of Cuts?

June 1, 2017 6:00 PM
By Jordan Williams

Economy ImageWhile PM May imagined this election would be all about Brexit, it has exposed the widespread destruction of our social services right across the board, as the State continues to shrink before our very eyes: Over 22% reduction in police funding, cutbacks to armed services (crucial to our security in these dangerous times); schools being forced to cut staff and even to seek parental contributions; Sure Start centres closing; unacceptable waiting lists and staff shortages in the clearly underfunded NHS - the list goes on.

Meanwhile, the country's national debt continues to grow while the British economy floats on a sea of domestic debt, the repayment of which is the main preoccupation of the average family. Homelessness increases daily as does the use of food banks.

"Deficits can only be covered by even more cuts to public spending which would stretch the social fabric almost to breaking point," explains South Thanet Liberal Democrat candidate, Jordan Williams.

"This is the main reason the Lib Dems have proposed an extra tax to deal with the NHS. The Liberal Democrats realise that without earmarked increases in taxes, the very fabric of State is under threat."

"The Tories seem indifferent to the moral consequences of their actions," Williams concludes. "Many of their policies, such as the dementia tax, have not been properly thought through. May's enforced hasty U-turn clearly demonstrates how out of touch the Tory Party is with the harsh realities of living in modern-day Britain and how hollow her claim of stable government really is."