Star date: 16th February 2011
JOHN MERRY ON THE CUTS, THE BIG SOCIETY AND THE LACK OF POLITICAL OPPOSITION
"The Big Society is a joke" John Merry
With £42million cuts announced by Salford City Council yesterday, where's the political opposition and accountability in Salford coming from? Certainly not the Lib Dems and Tories, whose government is imposing the cuts. And the unions remained deadly quiet yesterday too*
Meanwhile, in the midst of the cuts, volunteers are being brought in to `help' run museums and art galleries, while voluntary sector organisations are being asked to take over fitness centres, despite 15% cuts to their funding. Cameron's so-called Big Society is already showing its ugly face in Salford.
Here Salford Council Leader John Merry shares his thoughts with the Salford Star…