#ToonBudget: 10 people unhappy with council cuts
A Newcastle City Council meeting to thrash out the scale of cuts to frontline services, held yesterday evening (6th March), went on late into the night and brought some tears. But now the future of funding in the region is clear: up to £100m of cuts will be implemented in the course of the coming years.
JesmondLocal will be fully parsing the council’s difficult decision over the coming days and weeks and outlining what it means to you. But, the snap reaction is sombre and sometimes angry. Here are 10 locals unhappy with the council cuts.
On reflection I wonder when Labour will realise the desecration they’ve just unleashed on their supposed heartland #toonbudget
— Sam Smith (@SmithSam_) March 6, 2013
This government and its disgusting hack and slash econ policy is condemning the next generation who grow up in Newcastle. #toonbudget
— Jonathan Rees (@jonnysnaphappy) March 6, 2013
ALL proposed amendments – including one to keep all libraries open with some reduction of hours – REJECTED. Shameful. #toonbudget
— Save NCL Libraries (@SNLcoalition) March 6, 2013
Labour Councillors of Newcastle. You’ve just ignored 50,000 people. Don’t be upset when they ignore you come election time. #toonbudget
— Annie Rigby (@annierigby) March 6, 2013
— Kelly Richardson (@richardsonkelly) March 6, 2013
Because of politicians, my kids will grow up in a cultural wasteland. Unless we move. Fuckin bastards #toonbudget
— Conkerface (@Conkerface) March 6, 2013