Stand up to the coalition
3:15pm Monday 11th February 2013 in Letters
JONATHAN T Clark was correct in his analysis of how the Coalition Government’s austerity policies are failing, and the need for infrastructure investment together with an expansion of green jobs.
Mr T King highlights the despicable way in which the coalition has demonised some of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people in our society to deflect their failure. My union, Public and Commercial Services (PCS), has flagged up the £120 billion tax gap and the way our economic crisis is being used by the coalition as an excuse to attack public services. The PCS believes no jobs need to be lost or services be cut. A position I completely support. With no end to the misery in sight, and councils having to cut deeper, local politicians will soon have to face the reality of standing up to a barely legitimate government at Westminster – remember the coalition has no mandate from the people. If they don’t, then the people will blame local authorities and the Welsh Government instead of the real villains in the ‘Millionaires Cabinet’ and their supporters. Fight the cuts – Don’t implement them!
Malcolm Degroot Rowan Way Newport