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Friday, 4 March 2011

Butcher Pickles serves up empty rhetoric

In the past week Council’s across the country, ravaged by Con Dem austerity measures, have been making budget cuts with devastating implications for services and jobs. Tory Communities Secretary Eric Pickles is widely reviled across the local government political spectrum for his abysmal failure to stand up to Treasury cuts.

An investigation by Channel 4’s FactCheck blog has found that the facts on the ground do not support Pickles’ rhetoric about ‘non jobs’ and easy savings from merging back office functions: