Thursday, 6 October 2011

Rugby Observer print my letter on cuts to youth services

The Rugby Observer

Youngsters hit by cuts

I HAVE learned a homework club being run in Rugby by Norris McKenzie has closed following a cut in its funding made by the county council.
Given the rioting we as a nation saw in August, it is a disgrace our young people must bear the brunt of the cuts to services being made by the Conservative-led Government and Conservative-run councils in Warwickshire and Rugby Borough.
Services such as this homework club are just the kind of 'Big Society' initiative the Government likes to trumpet, and yet as the young people of Rugby are discovering, it is often little more than empty rhetoric.
Under this Government we have record youth unemployment, the scrapping of the Educational Maintenance Allowance and no plan for economic growth. Our young people deserve more and only Labour, locally and nationally, can offer them a better future.

John Slinger
Labour Party member and former RBC election candidate

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