Press Release from Rugby Green Party
“Rugby Green Party welcome Cameron's & Osborne's retreat over Tax Credits and cuts to Police but warn to beware of continued ideological assault on much cherished services by Tories in Rugby”
“Our NHS is likely to go into ever deepening crisis this winter with millions facing the stark choice between heating and food for their families. With tens of thousands of vulnerable people likely to die from the cold this year with the savage cuts in insulation and warm home initiatives taking place by the Tory Government.
The Tories declared aim is to cut public services in favour of tax cuts for the super rich” say Roy Sandison from Rugby Green Party.
Caroline Lucas Green Party MP says “Even if all local councils used their new powers to raise council tax by 2% to pay for social care, that would only raise £2bn, far short of the overall funding gap of £9.5bn by 2019-20 predicted by the Local Government Association.”
Lucas also criticised Osborne’s plans to scrap nurse training bursaries:
“Behind the Government’s headline figures on the NHS lurk dangerous cutbacks.
“It beggars belief that Osborne plans to scrap nurse training bursaries and replace them with loans. Just as the Government faces strikes by junior doctors they are showing their contempt for NHS staff by plunging nurses into further into debt for their training.”
Roy Sandison, Rugby Green Party spokesperson says “Our local MP, Mark Pawsey, will have a very nice Christmas with his inflation busting 11% pay rise but for many people in Rugby a visit to the food bank beckons. Too many people will be crossing their fingers with the hope that they won't need to use the in crisis NHS or ambulance services this winter”
“Osborne supported the bail out of his friends in the banking sector that caused the mess yet the rest of us are picking up the tab. That is not fair and doesn’t make good economic sense! Says Roy