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    Ladies and Gentlemen - I give you the CON-DEM party.

    BBC News - Coalition government axes 2bn of projects

    The full list of projects cancelled:

    Stonehenge Visitor Centre: 25m
    Local Authority Leader Boards: 16m
    Sheffield Forgemasters International Limited: 80m
    Rollout of the Future Jobs Fund: 290m
    Six month offer recruitment subsidies: 30m
    Extension of Young Person's Guarantee to 2011/12: 450m
    Two year Jobseeker's Guarantee: 515m
    Active Challenge Routes - Walk England: 2m
    County Sports Partnerships : 6m
    North Tees and Hartlepool hospital: 450m
    Local Authority Business Growth Initiative: 50m
    Outukumpu: 13m

    Buy hey, don't worry - Osborne thinks it's ok to waste money on overhauling the banking system......
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    Our local council is looking at getting people to volunteer for redundancy, so they can then sell the office buildings they occupy to make up 450m debt (ie. the mortgage of those buildings). Great eh? I bet front-line services won't feel a thing...

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    So, where else is the money going to come from? I would rather they didn't build a new visitors centre in god knows where than cut 5% from my wages!
    The hospital is an iffy one to cut tho!

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    And this is just the start..... next year we'll all be going to work in Poland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    So, where else is the money going to come from? I would rather they didn't build a new visitors centre in god knows where than cut 5% from my wages!
    The hospital is an iffy one to cut tho!
    I think the idea of many of these sort of projects is that they pay for themselves over so many years. Investment in young people, helping them into work will result in more people working and therefore more taxes being paid and a higher GDP...

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    whatever it is, its better than labour

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    Hopefully my local council will scrap the merger of our school and order a refurb for both schools...

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    What really infuriates me, and I think should be illegal, is the absolute farce that my Lib Dem vote helped the Tories get in, because let's face it, this is a Tory government! How the hell can we call ourselves a democracy when your vote can simply be thrown to a party you didn't vote for simply because they decide that's what they want to do? I did not vote for Cameron!

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    Well, technically the Tory's won as they got the most votes..
    The problem I have with our system is this business of it being down to the number of seats in the Commons....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    Well, technically the Tory's won as they got the most votes..
    The problem I have with our system is this business of it being down to the number of seats in the Commons....
    I wonder, if I take my own seat there will they let me be in parliament too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    I think the idea of many of these sort of projects is that they pay for themselves over so many years. Investment in young people, helping them into work will result in more people working and therefore more taxes being paid and a higher GDP...
    Agreed.

    After looking at that list I thought "anyone fairly young and trying to find a route into work is going to be absolutely buggered".

    It looks to me like more and more people will be forced out of work, unemployment will rise even further and subsequently there will be more people claiming benefits. (If benefits don't get scrapped as well, that is).

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    I think the idea of many of these sort of projects is that they pay for themselves over so many years. Investment in young people, helping them into work will result in more people working and therefore more taxes being paid and a higher GDP...
    I am picking certain ones, I don't believe they all should be cut!

    So, same question, where is the money going to come from to invest in the investment? I don't always buy into the idea that investing in something ALWAYS provides a positive return. Its still a form of gambling, just with our taxes.

    For instance, if we all have to take a 5%+ to pay cut for a visitors centre at stone henge, I wont be able to afford to pay to travel there and pay to get in so the investment has failed. - I know how naive that sounds but its a lose analogy.
    Shouldn't it be built from profits made from tourists visits, just as a company expands?

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    I voted lib dem after being labour in the past but think the coalition is doing ok - what part of the country is bankrupt don't you understand - we don't want to end up like greece when cuts would be a lot more painful.
    Mind you wish they had the guts to cut Trident - a huge chunk of wasted money saved in one go.

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    lol @localzuk; - if we got every member of edugeek to take a seat into parliament - we would run the country as we would have the most seats! LOL

    DB - better dust off that manifesto!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarconia View Post
    there will be more people claiming benefits.
    Until they get cut or abolished too, at which point, civil war anybody?

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