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Cuts hit poorest; letters.

THE Lib-Dem/Tory government's cuts to councils have been targeted to hit the poorest areas worst.

All of the cuts came from the funding for projects dealing with deprivation and for areas of greatest need.

This meant that wealthy areas like Oxfordshire (David Cameron's constituency) and Surrey (Michael Gove''s constituency) have had no cuts at all. By contrast, areas of greatest need like Liverpool have borne the greatest cuts.

Liverpool has had the greatest percentage cut of all the major cities in England. If the cuts to councils had been spread evenly, Liverpool would not have had a cut of pounds 9.3m, but of only just over pounds 4m.

Nick Clegg promised local Lib-Dems that Liverpool would not suffer "savage" cuts. David Cameron says that "we are all in this together".

Their words say one thing, their actions however speak much louder.

Cllr Paul Brant, deputy leader Liverpool City Council
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jul 27, 2010
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