Normally blog posts are about the author’s views. But today I draw upon what a local Dudden Hill resident said to me this weekend.
I was out talking to a local resident in Neasden on Saturday conversing about what the Government is doing with regards to public spending.
“This is typical Tory”, he said, reverting back to his memories of the Thatcher Government in the 1980s. “These cuts are all ideological, they just want to cut, cut, cut.”
With most of the cuts yet to even come into force, he said “it’s already affecting people.”
….. and it is. It’s been hard enough for people to cope with the impact of the recession, but to have cuts to services, to benefits for people who may have lost their job during the recession, and the forthcoming rise in VAT, will be hitting people that need help the hardest.