Over the following months, as the branch becomes busier with the elected mayor campaign, we will be inviting guest writers to contribute their thoughts on the site.
The first post today comes from UKIP member and English Patriot, Richard Aitkins, who is a frequent contributor to on line forums concerning English issues.
And so it continues…..
The Tory-led government assault continues with library closures. First we had the Building Schools for the Future programme cancelled, then we had tuition fees being trebled, and now it’s the turn of libraries.
A good example of this comes from the Isle of Wight, which is set to lose 9 out of its 11 libraries.
Almost 400 libraries nationwide are threatened with closure, and with half of councils yet to announce their plans the total could reach 800. In some counties more than half of all libraries are set to close, with rural areas worst hit by the spending cuts.
What is extremely annoying is that England is slowly moving down the table of education standards in the developed world. Recently we dropped out of the top 20, and it’s set to continue.
The ConDem government blame it on the “deficit” as the reason why cuts need to be made. Labour got us into trouble and the ConDems apparently have to clean the mess up.
Funny how they’ve managed to find £7bn for Ireland, billions more for increased EU spending, and large increases in foreign aid.
Whatever happened to charity begins at home?