Joe Cullinane

Scottish Labour Councillor for Kilwinning

It's time for an anti-austerity budget

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John Swinney has just announced another budget that will cost public sector jobs and vital public services.

It's time to say enough is enough. Stop the cuts and deliver an anti-austerity budget.

Please join me by co-signing my letter to John Swinney.

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Dear John

Despite your anti-austerity rhetoric you have just announced another budget that will see vital public sector jobs and services cut.

Since 2010 George Osborne has cut the Scottish block grant by 3% but SPICE have confirmed that you have passed on 6% cuts to local government and this years cuts are on a scale that is unprecedented.

40,000 local government jobs have already gone and your budget threatens another 20,000. That's 20,000 lives that will be turned upside down.

In addition local authorities, who have already saw year on year cuts to their budget, will cut vital public services.

Social care is in desperate need of investment and we welcome the announcement of increased investment. However, it is £90million less than Scottish Labour called for and certainly doesn't mitigate the effects that your cuts to local government will have on local communities.

You have a choice. You have powers available to you to protect Scotland from the worst of the Tory's cuts. Indeed, this was one of the main arguments presented for the establishment of a Scottish Parliament. A Parliament that would protect Scots from the worst of the Tory's policies.

We call on you to rethink your plans and deliver an anti-austerity budget that protects jobs and public services.

Yours Sincerely.

Goal: 62 signatures

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Put up the council tax and let us save local services. Enough is enough public services mean more than money.
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The tartan tories have come out into the open again, do you think the BBC or STV News will notice???
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Scotland does not need another George Osborne!
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Councils need more money for social care so that real integration between health and social care can take place.
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Got my support joe
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