beeswax wrote:We haven't left the EU yet and so what IS the reason why LA's are running out of money?
Beeswax. WE HAVEN'T LEFT THE EU YET - was the ENTIRE motivation for my post!
To emphasis: Without having yet left the EU and for entirely separate reasons (so far), councils are getting into financial difficulties and are having to cut back on their services. Who are likely to be most affected by this (EU aside)? The well off middle classes? Perhaps the 'rich metropolitan elites
We hear "the working classes" are those mainly suffering at present and that is one reason for them voting in the main for LEAVE. I buy that argument. But, like others, I think the consequences of Brexit, particularly of the hard variety, will likely make things worse for many of the working class. Although the EU has been nominated as 'the enemy' and Brexit 'the solution', on this matter I just don't see it.
All this is BEFORE we consider the ongoing situation with local councils and the increasing costs of social care - a local authority responsibility. Meanwhile, as everything else in politics is on hold due to Brexit, we aren't even discussing the future of social care costs plus council financing.
And WE HAVEN'T LEFT THE EU YET.
beeswax wrote:There will always be an underclass of people that haven't shared in the prosperity of the nation. I said much the same back when we had tens of billions coming in from North Sea oil during the Thatcher years...Brexit won't change that but the ONLY thing they have is the ballot box..Ask all those in fishing and mining communities what happened to decimate their way of life? You could say the same about the cotton mills in the Lancs and Yorkshire...
Has/will, "the ballot box" help those "Lancs and Yorkshire cotton mills", or rather the working populations? How? I don't really have an answer. But I doubt Brexit is the answer.
beeswax wrote:Why are most of the other EU countries dissatisfied with Brussels and voters are turning against the EU? Exactly why Brexit happened and may well extend to others.
Why was Trump elected in the US?