aaaae wrote:SaigonSaddler wrote:Cheesebag wrote:Absolutely will.... look at all the money we will save in the long run, maybe the brexiteers will get a tax rebate then
All Walsall Libraries except central closing, council tax up 5% and a 86 million hole to find savings for, I heard today. How much will we be expected to pay to gain access to the EU again? Just wondering when 'the savings' will come along?
Local government has never had enough cash to run local services and has always relied on huge dollops of cash from central government.
Both central and local government are spending far more than they raise in taxes, so something has to change.
Central government has chosen to cut funding and therefore local government has to cut services.
I would much rather we raised more in tax revenues from the rich and from multi-national companies. To bring this back to the EU, Britain's membership of the EU has made it much easier for companies like Apple and Microsoft and Amazon and Starbucks and even U2 (Bono you barclays) to avoid paying any tax at all. So the bottom line is that it is the EU's fault that public services are being strangled. Maybe when we tell Apple et al. to pay their fair share of tax or fudge off from this green and pleasant land we can get out libraries back.....
I agree but wishful thinking methinks.