As we move forward into April Our Coalition government's 'cuts' programme will considerably increase in intensity. The following are only some of the targets set to be achieved by 2015:
* £15-£20 Billion shaved off the NHS
* £2-£3 Billion off Disability Services
* £3.5 Billion off Local Govt. Admin
* £3 Billion off Criminal Justice (incl. police)
* £165 Million off Rubbish Collection/Street Repairs
* £350 Million off Public Leisure Facilities (eg. swimming pools, libraries)
The cuts are euphemistically referred to as 'savings', which is meant to make the idea of them easier to swallow. In many cases it will be Local Council Authorities who have to decide exactly where to make the 'savings' of course, which cleverly leaves government ministers like Eric Pickles out of the spotlight. The blame for any chaos and misery caused is intended to be taken by the Councils. But it need not necessarily be so. If the public are assisted in becoming aware of this devious ploy (and blogging about it certainly helps) then come the local elections in May, Pickles and his inhuman band of devils can be severely routed. This could pave the way for a vote of No Confidence in the Coalition, and ultimately stop the chaos in its tracks.