Creches close in Lewisham
So the cuts have begun - and in the first instance in Lewisham to creche facilities. Unfortunately it also seems that there isnt a voice to oppose them in the council chamber either.
Cllr Julia Fletcher of the Liberal Democrats, was quoted as saying that 'There’s a sense that these cuts are inevitable and a sign of things to come.' Clearly it is now hard for the Liberal Democrats to adopt a left face on any thing, now that they are part of a Tory Government. What happened to all that socially liberal agenda that the Lid dems used to come out with then prior to the election? Was it just posturing?
The Labour group wont offer any resistance either it has to be said. I will happily be proved wrong on this if that happens. But knowing how Lewisham Labour work they will simply pass on the cuts without any campaign or joining forces with the local population to oppose the cuts handed down by central government.