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Grant cut penalises Blackburn residents, says council leader

Lancashire Telegraph: Council leader Kate Hollern Council leader Kate Hollern

BLACKBURN with Darwen council leader Kate Hollern and MP Jack Straw yesterday told local government minister Brandon Lewis that imposing a one fifth cut in the borough’s Whitehall grant was penalising its residents.

They went to Westminster to call for a rethink so local people got a fair deal..

The meeting followed the local government settlement leaving the Council facing cuts of £27m (20 per cent of total budget).

This follows previous reductions of £40m.

Coun Hollern and Blackburn MP Mr Straw told Mr Lewis about the borough’s strengths and challenges. The meeting focussed on the grant calculations, and council financial planning.

Coun Hollern said: “These funding cuts are impossible to absorb without causing real misery.

“We have to be realistic about the prospect of extra funding though I’m hopeful that our points about a fair deal and time to plan will be taken on board.”

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8:03pm Wed 16 Jan 13

mavrick says...

Keep hoping Kate, the Tories will give you nothing.
Keep hoping Kate, the Tories will give you nothing. mavrick
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8:18pm Wed 16 Jan 13

burnleyglentoran says...

Time to stop spending tax payers hard earned on Foreign Aid, The European Union, translation services. Etc etc etc.

British tax spent on British tax payers. Full stop.
Time to stop spending tax payers hard earned on Foreign Aid, The European Union, translation services. Etc etc etc. British tax spent on British tax payers. Full stop. burnleyglentoran
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8:37pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Excluded again says...

If you elect a government made up of the South of England Nationalist Party (aka the Tories) it is hardly surprising when they take money form the North to give to the South. Simples.
If you elect a government made up of the South of England Nationalist Party (aka the Tories) it is hardly surprising when they take money form the North to give to the South. Simples. Excluded again
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10:51pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Good call says...

Excluded again wrote:
If you elect a government made up of the South of England Nationalist Party (aka the Tories) it is hardly surprising when they take money form the North to give to the South. Simples.
Tory or Labour ,Pepsi or Cola, there is next to no difference.
[quote][p][bold]Excluded again[/bold] wrote: If you elect a government made up of the South of England Nationalist Party (aka the Tories) it is hardly surprising when they take money form the North to give to the South. Simples.[/p][/quote]Tory or Labour ,Pepsi or Cola, there is next to no difference. Good call
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11:38pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Info-warrior says...

Its in plain view..Eventually even the councillors will WAKE UP TO THE FACT THAT THE GOVERNMENT ARE ONLY IN IT FOR THEMSELVES. When all the middle class pensions are raped in the summer crash and NI payments vanish into the banksters abyss never to be seen again, the ones who thought they were in the 10% won't have a pot to **** in and won't have prepared for the crash and the food shortages.

Harry Dent is not one to shy away from predictions. Just take a quick look at some of the man's bibliography: he wrote The Great Boom Ahead in 1993 and followed it up with The Great Jobs Ahead in 1995. In 2009, he authored The Great Depression Ahead, and in 2011, The Great Crash Ahead.

Now, Dent, the economic forecaster perhaps best known for the use of demographics in his analysis, is predicting a big market crash this summer. Exactly why the tories awarded £144 for pensioners from 2017.. They know very well that £144 will not get you anything in 2017 due to another assault on humanity..

They could actually bring in a food voucher policy for people on benefits and pensions blaming it on all allsorts of reasons from problem families not being responsible enough to spend their benfits wisely "brilliant idea in some cases" through to global food shortages and the unemployed low earners and pensioners being priced out of the market. The Dollar Euro and pound may not even survive the next crash either way the food shortages will no doubt start to affect all of us in the near future. Food prices are about to soar due to global crop failures last year and that pushes up prices in everything else.

The summer crash also shows us why Georgie Osborne hasn't created any growth because he knows very well whats coming, He should do his bankster buddies have orchestrated all the misery that has been cast upon humanity since the trip from 9/11 to tyranny began.

Times running out for the masses to wake up to the simple fact that we are being lied to about the global depression food shortages and many many other nasty stuff and we have got to a crossroad in our development. A new age has sarted.

There are people or we think they're people hell bent on depopulating the planet by 90% So thats the crossroads do the 90% rid of the 10% before theres only 10% left or do we all just carry on as we are and hope that things will get better. 10% or 90%..? FIGHT...............
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Its in plain view..Eventually even the councillors will WAKE UP TO THE FACT THAT THE GOVERNMENT ARE ONLY IN IT FOR THEMSELVES. When all the middle class pensions are raped in the summer crash and NI payments vanish into the banksters abyss never to be seen again, the ones who thought they were in the 10% won't have a pot to **** in and won't have prepared for the crash and the food shortages. Harry Dent is not one to shy away from predictions. Just take a quick look at some of the man's bibliography: he wrote The Great Boom Ahead in 1993 and followed it up with The Great Jobs Ahead in 1995. In 2009, he authored The Great Depression Ahead, and in 2011, The Great Crash Ahead. Now, Dent, the economic forecaster perhaps best known for the use of demographics in his analysis, is predicting a big market crash this summer. Exactly why the tories awarded £144 for pensioners from 2017.. They know very well that £144 will not get you anything in 2017 due to another assault on humanity.. They could actually bring in a food voucher policy for people on benefits and pensions blaming it on all allsorts of reasons from problem families not being responsible enough to spend their benfits wisely "brilliant idea in some cases" through to global food shortages and the unemployed low earners and pensioners being priced out of the market. The Dollar Euro and pound may not even survive the next crash either way the food shortages will no doubt start to affect all of us in the near future. Food prices are about to soar due to global crop failures last year and that pushes up prices in everything else. The summer crash also shows us why Georgie Osborne hasn't created any growth because he knows very well whats coming, He should do his bankster buddies have orchestrated all the misery that has been cast upon humanity since the trip from 9/11 to tyranny began. Times running out for the masses to wake up to the simple fact that we are being lied to about the global depression food shortages and many many other nasty stuff and we have got to a crossroad in our development. A new age has sarted. There are people or we think they're people hell bent on depopulating the planet by 90% So thats the crossroads do the 90% rid of the 10% before theres only 10% left or do we all just carry on as we are and hope that things will get better. 10% or 90%..? FIGHT............... ............. Info-warrior
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10:31am Thu 17 Jan 13

Plasticbertrand says...

Take a look at the bloke sat next to you Kate, it was his incompetent government that caused the money shortage. Like Margaret Thatcher said, 'the problem with socialism is that you soon run out of spending other people's money'. Futhermore if he hadn't hoodwinked us all into an illegal war in Iraq and the subsequent occupation of Afghanistan, there would loads more to go around.
Take a look at the bloke sat next to you Kate, it was his incompetent government that caused the money shortage. Like Margaret Thatcher said, 'the problem with socialism is that you soon run out of spending other people's money'. Futhermore if he hadn't hoodwinked us all into an illegal war in Iraq and the subsequent occupation of Afghanistan, there would loads more to go around. Plasticbertrand
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