THE recent letter by Cllr Hedley McCarthy whinging about “savage” coalition cuts, should cast his mind back just four years to remember the £160 billion debt left behind by Labour’s Gordon Brown and the 2 Ed’s.

He may also be mindful of the recent BBC Wales poll of Council satisfaction.

This show a massive 51% satisfaction rate, and obviously, a 49% disapproval, of his very own Blaenau Gwent Council. So come on, Mr McCarthy, get a grip!

John Wilde Churchmead Bassaleg