Hot on the heels of embarrassing revelations that David Cameron had written to his local council complaining about the effects of his own cuts come letters to Cameron and Osborne from yet another Tory council complaining about the government’s austerity measures.
John Osman — the Conservative leader of Somerset County Council — has told Cameron that it was with “profound sadness” he was writing to object to the proposed reductions to local government budgets:
“The continuing impacts of austerity will affect Somerset County Council’s ability to deliver key services such as: – Children’s social care – Adults social care – Learning disabilities – Special Educational Needs students – Concessionary fares travel”
He also tells the prime minister that the public would not “accept a 30 per cent reduction in NHS or education funding”:
“Therefore we should not have to accept these damaging reductions to these key services”
Funny how Tories seem to only complain when they realise their own austerity measures are going to affect themselves — not just other people.
MORE: THOSE LETTERS IN FULL