Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Will Deepings school project escape the ConDem axe...?

Hopes are high that investment to revamp Deepings School will escape the Con-Dem Government axe.

Last month, you may recall, the Con-Dem axe scrapped 719 school building projects across the country, including millions of pounds to rebuild schools here in South Lincs.

So far, the Deepings project has avoided the Con-Dems devastating cuts - which hits the building industry as well as hopes of children, teachers and parents!

The Deepings project will make a huge difference to our local school and cost just £1.5 million - small beer compared to the £55 Billion investment in schools scrapped when the Con-Dems tore up Labour's Building Schools for the Future plan to modernise secondary schools.

But after Michael Gove's gaffe-ridden flip-flop performance in being forced to release no fewer than five official lists of where his axe will fall, we'll all be on tenter-hooks until building is underway.

3 comments:

Geoffrey G Brooking said...

The fact of the matter is that these are Labour's cuts caused by a national policy of tax and spend that has brought this country to the brink of bankcruptcy.

When will these people ever realise that without higher taxes that would further damage the economy these projects cannot take place.

Its as simple as one plus one being two but try telling that to the likes of their Education spokesperson Ed Balls.

The Conservatives have inherited a national debt approaching £1 trillion, a budget deficit of £155 billion and debt interest costs every year that are more than the entire schools budget.

This cannot go on.

fairdealphil said...

Open your eyes Geoffrey. The bankers plunged the world into the worst economic crisis since the 1930s - if it was left to the Tories they would have not saved Northern Rock, which would have turned recession into depression.

Thanks to Labour, the economy has returned to growth, with only a fraction of the jobless totals, home repossessions and firms going bust that the economy suffered under the Tory recessions of the 1980s and 1990s.

But the UK economic recovery is fragile and, as economists are warning, deep cuts now risk double dip recession.

You say higher taxes would damage the recovery - I presume you mean the ConDem budget to increases the Tory's favourite tax, VAT - condemmned (no pun intended) by the LibDems as a 'Tory bombshell' in the election campaign...

(Note Labour's sensible approach to stimulate the economy by reducing, not increasing VAT).

Sadly, Calamity Clegg'n'Cable who broadly agreed with Labour's recovery strategy prior to the election, have sold out their principles in exchange for what they thought was power.

They've backed the wrong horse - the Tories got it wrong on the recession - and now they're getting it wrong on the recovery by failing to learn from their own past mistakes.

Geoffrey G Brooking said...

People must realise that these were unfunded promises designed to bribe the electorate so as to gain support that would more than likely never have materialised anyway.

After all, if they were going to materialise, then why have Ed Balls and Harriett Harman refused to say where they would raise the money for such projects in the first place?

Labour should grow up, come clean and be straight with the electorate.

And lets not forget that there are far more pressing issues in Education that need to be solved too such as improving our international standing that in the last ten years have seen Britain fall from fourth in the world for the quality of science education to 14th, from seventh in the world for literacy to 17th, and from eight in the world for mathematics to 24th.