Suffering enough

THE coalition government has announced the most dramatic reduction in public spending in almost a century. Across the country this will lead to sets in a whole range of public services, with a knock-on effect on both businesses and ordinary people.

In Islington, we already suffer from high levels of inequality and pockets of deep and enduring poverty. The cuts will only make this worse. These cuts are not necessary. They are ideologically driven, and reflect a lack of imagination on the part of the major parties in trying to fundamentally rebalance our economy to make it both more equitable and more sustainable. – Fran Bury, Islington Green Party, N7.