Wednesday, 20 October 2010

#CSR = some links

On the spending review I am still in shock about some of the details and will have more to say, particularly about housing.  Nick Robinson did a blow by blow account A good economic analysis is here.  A pro-Cuts response is here and an anti-cuts response is here.  A distributional analysis is here - although this graph says much of that:

Deeply worrying.  How we are going to find 26% cuts in the council budget I don't yet know.  I promised during my election campaign I would use my vote to protect key local services as far as I can.  I mean to honour that promise, but I am sure that there will be painful times ahead.

UPDATE:  I'm glad I wasn't the only one who found Osbourne's confusion of real, cash annual, cumulative cuts annoying