Council Cuts

Cameron won't let us forget that his background is in PR. Here is again, expressing concern for the cuts some councils are having to make, so he's kindly allocating some extra money, to minimise the pain. It is, of course, targeted. Targeted towards councils with Tory voters, so that they'll feel grateful and glad they voted that way. Across the country as a whole, where large numbers of people are watching their museums, libraries and leisure centres disappear, it makes no difference at all. Why aren't there protests in the streets? that's got to come at some point, and the rigging of the electoral process means that serious disaffection is likely to take violent and unpalatable forms. Very hard to feel good about the future...