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Saturday, 18 February 2012

The road to oblivion - Labour's embrace of Con Dem cuts

At a time when communities and trade unions across Britain are campaigning to defend public services and save jobs in the face of economic austerity, it beggars belief why Labour is ceasing to be an opposition and making a virtue of supporting Con Dem cuts?

Maria Eagle MP, Shadow Transport Minister, in today's Guardian is a case in point - 'Eagle said she supported £528m efficiency cuts in Network Rail, £245m cuts in CrossRail, £3.36bn cuts in the Highways Agency roads programme, £794m efficiencies in the roads maintenance programme, £1.73bn cuts in the Transport for London budget and £231m in the local authority roads programme'