Children's services boss faces grilling over planned cuts

Councillor Sarah Bogle, boss of Southampton's children's services.

Councillor Sarah Bogle, boss of Southampton's children's services.

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Politics and business reporter

THE boss of Southampton children’s services faces a grilling over the huge cuts she is proposing to make to the service.
Councillor Sarah Bogle will be summoned before the council’s powerful scrutiny committee next month to explain her plans to slash £7m from her department.
Up to 126 posts are under threat and the city’s youth service will be shut down as the Labour-run council looks to cut £20m from its annual budget in the deepest cuts ever proposed in the city.
Committee chairman councillor Jeremy Moulton said he wanted to go over the cuts to frontline services with a “fine-tooth comb” and get answers on what alternatives will be put in place.
“Despite asking for a preventative strategy for a long time I was never given one by officers and Cllr Bogle is taking huge amounts of money out of these services blindly,” he said. “It is very worrying.”
Cllr Moulton, the Tory’s children’s services spokesman, said he would be writing to all the affected groups to set up meetings to discuss the impact of the cuts. He said Cllr Bogle should be doing likewise.
Anger has been growing among residents, service users and city organisations as the scale of the proposed cuts becomes clear. The final budget will be agreed in February.
Among the proposals the youth service is being axed with the possible closure of eight youth clubs and three adventure playgrounds and more than 30 youth and play workers face redundancy. The council’s residential children’s unit for traumatised youngsters, Our House, has been earmarked for closure.
And the budget for the city’s Sure Start children’s centres will also be cut by around £1m a year.
Around 25 different organisations, mostly charities, who receive money from the council to deliver children’s services face drastic funding cuts to save £1m next year, rising to £1.6m in three years time.
They include local organisations like Rose Road, Hants and IOW Youth Option, SVS and the Weston Church Youth Project, national charities such as Barnardos, The Prince’s Trust and YMCA, who all have local bases in the city.
Senior management jobs across the department will also be axed and schools across the city are now being asked to help payback the costs of a revamp of three secondaries under contracts agreed nearly ten years ago. Cllr Bogle, who said the proposed cuts prioritised the council’s limited resources fairly, will appear before the scrutiny committee on December 13.

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1:14pm Thu 29 Nov 12

southy says...

Vote Labour you might as well Vote Tory, Vote Tory you might as well Vote Labour.
Multi Partys with the same Economic and Political Policy, equals the majority loses out while the few make massive gains.
Vote Labour you might as well Vote Tory, Vote Tory you might as well Vote Labour. Multi Partys with the same Economic and Political Policy, equals the majority loses out while the few make massive gains. southy
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1:16pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Cyber__Fug says...

Your drivel really is so predictable....
Your drivel really is so predictable.... Cyber__Fug
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1:18pm Thu 29 Nov 12

southy says...

Cyber__Fug wrote:
Your drivel really is so predictable....
Its not drivel "its what is"
[quote][p][bold]Cyber__Fug[/bold] wrote: Your drivel really is so predictable....[/p][/quote]Its not drivel "its what is" southy
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1:24pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Shoong says...

southy wrote:
Cyber__Fug wrote:
Your drivel really is so predictable....
Its not drivel "its what is"
Yes, of course that's your perception which is always right and cannot be questioned as you are the superior specimen.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cyber__Fug[/bold] wrote: Your drivel really is so predictable....[/p][/quote]Its not drivel "its what is"[/p][/quote]Yes, of course that's your perception which is always right and cannot be questioned as you are the superior specimen. Shoong
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1:29pm Thu 29 Nov 12

southy says...

Shoong wrote:
southy wrote:
Cyber__Fug wrote:
Your drivel really is so predictable....
Its not drivel "its what is"
Yes, of course that's your perception which is always right and cannot be questioned as you are the superior specimen.
Not a case of perception, its a case of knowing the real difference between the two systems and knowing where the center ground is, We live in a Capitalist World we all ways have done, even State Capitalism is ten times better than what we got now.
[quote][p][bold]Shoong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cyber__Fug[/bold] wrote: Your drivel really is so predictable....[/p][/quote]Its not drivel "its what is"[/p][/quote]Yes, of course that's your perception which is always right and cannot be questioned as you are the superior specimen.[/p][/quote]Not a case of perception, its a case of knowing the real difference between the two systems and knowing where the center ground is, We live in a Capitalist World we all ways have done, even State Capitalism is ten times better than what we got now. southy
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1:29pm Thu 29 Nov 12

nedscrumpo says...

The old adage is ne'er so true. Owing to the financial situation the light at the end of the tunnel has been switched off.
The old adage is ne'er so true. Owing to the financial situation the light at the end of the tunnel has been switched off. nedscrumpo
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1:40pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Shoong says...

southy wrote:
Shoong wrote:
southy wrote:
Cyber__Fug wrote:
Your drivel really is so predictable....
Its not drivel "its what is"
Yes, of course that's your perception which is always right and cannot be questioned as you are the superior specimen.
Not a case of perception, its a case of knowing the real difference between the two systems and knowing where the center ground is, We live in a Capitalist World we all ways have done, even State Capitalism is ten times better than what we got now.
'Hopi Indians'

'Mayan Calander'

'Socialism will save the human race'

Have the good courtesy to lose it in private please.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shoong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cyber__Fug[/bold] wrote: Your drivel really is so predictable....[/p][/quote]Its not drivel "its what is"[/p][/quote]Yes, of course that's your perception which is always right and cannot be questioned as you are the superior specimen.[/p][/quote]Not a case of perception, its a case of knowing the real difference between the two systems and knowing where the center ground is, We live in a Capitalist World we all ways have done, even State Capitalism is ten times better than what we got now.[/p][/quote]'Hopi Indians' 'Mayan Calander' 'Socialism will save the human race' Have the good courtesy to lose it in private please. Shoong
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1:40pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Subject48 says...

So from what I understand, they have told this woman to make cuts and now are scrutinising why she made the cuts?

Clearly the council is trying to shift blame and make a pr stunt to make it seem like they care and magicaly its not their fault.

Surely you should have talked to affected groups BEFORE you apply changes to the budget...

I imagine conversations go as follow:

"hey man lets cut child services budget"

"should we talk to them first?"

"nah we can blame someone else if they kick off..."
So from what I understand, they have told this woman to make cuts and now are scrutinising why she made the cuts? Clearly the council is trying to shift blame and make a pr stunt to make it seem like they care and magicaly its not their fault. Surely you should have talked to affected groups BEFORE you apply changes to the budget... I imagine conversations go as follow: "hey man lets cut child services budget" "should we talk to them first?" "nah we can blame someone else if they kick off..." Subject48
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1:42pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Subject48 says...

I see the budget has been not agreed yet so ive been silly ! sorry! hee heee.
I see the budget has been not agreed yet so ive been silly ! sorry! hee heee. Subject48
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1:59pm Thu 29 Nov 12

southy says...

Shoong wrote:
southy wrote:
Shoong wrote:
southy wrote:
Cyber__Fug wrote:
Your drivel really is so predictable....
Its not drivel "its what is"
Yes, of course that's your perception which is always right and cannot be questioned as you are the superior specimen.
Not a case of perception, its a case of knowing the real difference between the two systems and knowing where the center ground is, We live in a Capitalist World we all ways have done, even State Capitalism is ten times better than what we got now.
'Hopi Indians'

'Mayan Calander'

'Socialism will save the human race'

Have the good courtesy to lose it in private please.
Socialism is the Policy of sharing, its going to happen sooner or later, as the world can not carry on like it is, full of greed and self intrest, We need to move to a Resorce Political and Economical Policy and that is Socialism.
[quote][p][bold]Shoong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shoong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cyber__Fug[/bold] wrote: Your drivel really is so predictable....[/p][/quote]Its not drivel "its what is"[/p][/quote]Yes, of course that's your perception which is always right and cannot be questioned as you are the superior specimen.[/p][/quote]Not a case of perception, its a case of knowing the real difference between the two systems and knowing where the center ground is, We live in a Capitalist World we all ways have done, even State Capitalism is ten times better than what we got now.[/p][/quote]'Hopi Indians' 'Mayan Calander' 'Socialism will save the human race' Have the good courtesy to lose it in private please.[/p][/quote]Socialism is the Policy of sharing, its going to happen sooner or later, as the world can not carry on like it is, full of greed and self intrest, We need to move to a Resorce Political and Economical Policy and that is Socialism. southy
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2:05pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Paramjit Bahia says...

Usual Southy baters and haters on this site, regardless of which one of the three main political tribes they support, are bound to not only disagree with him but most of them will also post insulting remarks about Peter.

But basic point he has made, that there is hardly any difference apart from their brand names between Tories and NuLabour is correct and unprincipled LibDem are basically their common denominator i.e. ideology has been replaced by meaningless sound bites and sheer opportunism.

For the good health of democracy honestly held principled opposing views can be good, sadly in main sections of our self serving political class that appear to have gone missing.

At local level most of our councillors rather than demanding proper resources from central government have opted to making ruthless cuts. On that point Southy is right.
Usual Southy baters and haters on this site, regardless of which one of the three main political tribes they support, are bound to not only disagree with him but most of them will also post insulting remarks about Peter. But basic point he has made, that there is hardly any difference apart from their brand names between Tories and NuLabour is correct and unprincipled LibDem are basically their common denominator i.e. ideology has been replaced by meaningless sound bites and sheer opportunism. For the good health of democracy honestly held principled opposing views can be good, sadly in main sections of our self serving political class that appear to have gone missing. At local level most of our councillors rather than demanding proper resources from central government have opted to making ruthless cuts. On that point Southy is right. Paramjit Bahia
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2:20pm Thu 29 Nov 12

bigfella777 says...

Who do we owe money to? The banks, why? Nobody knows.
Who has to pay it back? Us,especially the poorest even if you never even owed anyone a penny.
Is this fair? NO. Why do we put up with it? Because we are all mugs!
The only people who can change things are the people who finance this global con,Us!
Who do we owe money to? The banks, why? Nobody knows. Who has to pay it back? Us,especially the poorest even if you never even owed anyone a penny. Is this fair? NO. Why do we put up with it? Because we are all mugs! The only people who can change things are the people who finance this global con,Us! bigfella777
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2:24pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Taskforce 141 says...

Unfortunately central government set the budget for Southampton (and other authorities) so whilst I will not defend labour for these cuts, it is the Tories which are forcing them to happen.

Southampton City Council are now in the position that if it is not a statutory service (required by law to be available) then it has to go to save money! Unfortunately this includes youth services. If it wasn't for the fact that SCC already sold off leisure facilities they to would be shutting!

But look on he bright side - we are still paying back over £5m for a museum...
Unfortunately central government set the budget for Southampton (and other authorities) so whilst I will not defend labour for these cuts, it is the Tories which are forcing them to happen. Southampton City Council are now in the position that if it is not a statutory service (required by law to be available) then it has to go to save money! Unfortunately this includes youth services. If it wasn't for the fact that SCC already sold off leisure facilities they to would be shutting! But look on he bright side - we are still paying back over £5m for a museum... Taskforce 141
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2:27pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Shoong says...

Paramjit Bahia wrote:
Usual Southy baters and haters on this site, regardless of which one of the three main political tribes they support, are bound to not only disagree with him but most of them will also post insulting remarks about Peter.

But basic point he has made, that there is hardly any difference apart from their brand names between Tories and NuLabour is correct and unprincipled LibDem are basically their common denominator i.e. ideology has been replaced by meaningless sound bites and sheer opportunism.

For the good health of democracy honestly held principled opposing views can be good, sadly in main sections of our self serving political class that appear to have gone missing.

At local level most of our councillors rather than demanding proper resources from central government have opted to making ruthless cuts. On that point Southy is right.
Paint a target on yourself, you are going to get shot at.
[quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: Usual Southy baters and haters on this site, regardless of which one of the three main political tribes they support, are bound to not only disagree with him but most of them will also post insulting remarks about Peter. But basic point he has made, that there is hardly any difference apart from their brand names between Tories and NuLabour is correct and unprincipled LibDem are basically their common denominator i.e. ideology has been replaced by meaningless sound bites and sheer opportunism. For the good health of democracy honestly held principled opposing views can be good, sadly in main sections of our self serving political class that appear to have gone missing. At local level most of our councillors rather than demanding proper resources from central government have opted to making ruthless cuts. On that point Southy is right.[/p][/quote]Paint a target on yourself, you are going to get shot at. Shoong
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3:03pm Thu 29 Nov 12

RadicalEmu says...

Weren't Surestart closures on Jeremy Moulton's radar? Even after the government said they'd be safe?
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Surprise surprise, a Tory having a dig at a Labour councillor. Who would've thought it possible?!
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As we read about a "family from hell", we see the seeds sown for the next generation.
Weren't Surestart closures on Jeremy Moulton's radar? Even after the government said they'd be safe? . Surprise surprise, a Tory having a dig at a Labour councillor. Who would've thought it possible?! . As we read about a "family from hell", we see the seeds sown for the next generation. RadicalEmu
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3:13pm Thu 29 Nov 12

southy says...

RadicalEmu wrote:
Weren't Surestart closures on Jeremy Moulton's radar? Even after the government said they'd be safe?
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Surprise surprise, a Tory having a dig at a Labour councillor. Who would've thought it possible?!
.
As we read about a "family from hell", we see the seeds sown for the next generation.
Yes Surestart was going to be cut back under the Torys also
[quote][p][bold]RadicalEmu[/bold] wrote: Weren't Surestart closures on Jeremy Moulton's radar? Even after the government said they'd be safe? . Surprise surprise, a Tory having a dig at a Labour councillor. Who would've thought it possible?! . As we read about a "family from hell", we see the seeds sown for the next generation.[/p][/quote]Yes Surestart was going to be cut back under the Torys also southy
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5:03pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Over the Edge says...

Budget cuts inflicted by a Tory led Government, imposed on the community by a Labour led council,,,,,local Government carrying the can for Central Government,,,me thinks
Budget cuts inflicted by a Tory led Government, imposed on the community by a Labour led council,,,,,local Government carrying the can for Central Government,,,me thinks Over the Edge
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5:47pm Thu 29 Nov 12

loosehead says...

If I remember correctly Labour & Southy accused the Tories of having plans to cut funding to Sure Start Centres & Services across the board.
There was no such plan & the Pay Cut measure was put into place to ensure the very least amount of cuts to front line services would happen yet Southy's on here with some rubbish about Vote Labour get a Tory?
I asked you a question before & you answered with babble so come on Southy whay prove( written) have you got that the Tories were going to scrap these services?
Now the Governor of the Bank of England has said PPI's will leave the banks in debt for years to come how would your party or Thomas & Morrels Party HIT THE BANKS? As they haven't got any money or so the Bank of England says.
So what policies have you got without that one?
If I remember correctly Labour & Southy accused the Tories of having plans to cut funding to Sure Start Centres & Services across the board. There was no such plan & the Pay Cut measure was put into place to ensure the very least amount of cuts to front line services would happen yet Southy's on here with some rubbish about Vote Labour get a Tory? I asked you a question before & you answered with babble so come on Southy whay prove( written) have you got that the Tories were going to scrap these services? Now the Governor of the Bank of England has said PPI's will leave the banks in debt for years to come how would your party or Thomas & Morrels Party HIT THE BANKS? As they haven't got any money or so the Bank of England says. So what policies have you got without that one? loosehead
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6:32pm Thu 29 Nov 12

southy says...

loosehead wrote:
If I remember correctly Labour & Southy accused the Tories of having plans to cut funding to Sure Start Centres & Services across the board.
There was no such plan & the Pay Cut measure was put into place to ensure the very least amount of cuts to front line services would happen yet Southy's on here with some rubbish about Vote Labour get a Tory?
I asked you a question before & you answered with babble so come on Southy whay prove( written) have you got that the Tories were going to scrap these services?
Now the Governor of the Bank of England has said PPI's will leave the banks in debt for years to come how would your party or Thomas & Morrels Party HIT THE BANKS? As they haven't got any money or so the Bank of England says.
So what policies have you got without that one?
If you remember rightly then you will remember the Torys intened to close 6 sure starts in Southampton, and cut the budget to the ones that was left, The Torys had all ready close the one across the road from me, and cut the budget to the one in Newlands Grounds.
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: If I remember correctly Labour & Southy accused the Tories of having plans to cut funding to Sure Start Centres & Services across the board. There was no such plan & the Pay Cut measure was put into place to ensure the very least amount of cuts to front line services would happen yet Southy's on here with some rubbish about Vote Labour get a Tory? I asked you a question before & you answered with babble so come on Southy whay prove( written) have you got that the Tories were going to scrap these services? Now the Governor of the Bank of England has said PPI's will leave the banks in debt for years to come how would your party or Thomas & Morrels Party HIT THE BANKS? As they haven't got any money or so the Bank of England says. So what policies have you got without that one?[/p][/quote]If you remember rightly then you will remember the Torys intened to close 6 sure starts in Southampton, and cut the budget to the ones that was left, The Torys had all ready close the one across the road from me, and cut the budget to the one in Newlands Grounds. southy
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8:05pm Thu 29 Nov 12

thinklikealocal says...

loosehead wrote:
If I remember correctly Labour & Southy accused the Tories of having plans to cut funding to Sure Start Centres & Services across the board. There was no such plan & the Pay Cut measure was put into place to ensure the very least amount of cuts to front line services would happen yet Southy's on here with some rubbish about Vote Labour get a Tory? I asked you a question before & you answered with babble so come on Southy whay prove( written) have you got that the Tories were going to scrap these services? Now the Governor of the Bank of England has said PPI's will leave the banks in debt for years to come how would your party or Thomas & Morrels Party HIT THE BANKS? As they haven't got any money or so the Bank of England says. So what policies have you got without that one?
If the banks haven't got any money, why are they still paying some staff hundreds of thousands of pounds in bonuses and the top bosses millions of pounds in renumeration packages? I haven't noticed them suspending their dividends either. BP had to do that when they were faced with a huge bill for the clean up in Gulf of Mexico. Clearly the banks do have some options left to finance the fallout of the PPI scandal, which was after all, entirely their own fault.
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: If I remember correctly Labour & Southy accused the Tories of having plans to cut funding to Sure Start Centres & Services across the board. There was no such plan & the Pay Cut measure was put into place to ensure the very least amount of cuts to front line services would happen yet Southy's on here with some rubbish about Vote Labour get a Tory? I asked you a question before & you answered with babble so come on Southy whay prove( written) have you got that the Tories were going to scrap these services? Now the Governor of the Bank of England has said PPI's will leave the banks in debt for years to come how would your party or Thomas & Morrels Party HIT THE BANKS? As they haven't got any money or so the Bank of England says. So what policies have you got without that one?[/p][/quote]If the banks haven't got any money, why are they still paying some staff hundreds of thousands of pounds in bonuses and the top bosses millions of pounds in renumeration packages? I haven't noticed them suspending their dividends either. BP had to do that when they were faced with a huge bill for the clean up in Gulf of Mexico. Clearly the banks do have some options left to finance the fallout of the PPI scandal, which was after all, entirely their own fault. thinklikealocal
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9:03pm Thu 29 Nov 12

loosehead says...

thinklikealocal wrote:
loosehead wrote:
If I remember correctly Labour & Southy accused the Tories of having plans to cut funding to Sure Start Centres & Services across the board. There was no such plan & the Pay Cut measure was put into place to ensure the very least amount of cuts to front line services would happen yet Southy's on here with some rubbish about Vote Labour get a Tory? I asked you a question before & you answered with babble so come on Southy whay prove( written) have you got that the Tories were going to scrap these services? Now the Governor of the Bank of England has said PPI's will leave the banks in debt for years to come how would your party or Thomas & Morrels Party HIT THE BANKS? As they haven't got any money or so the Bank of England says. So what policies have you got without that one?
If the banks haven't got any money, why are they still paying some staff hundreds of thousands of pounds in bonuses and the top bosses millions of pounds in renumeration packages? I haven't noticed them suspending their dividends either. BP had to do that when they were faced with a huge bill for the clean up in Gulf of Mexico. Clearly the banks do have some options left to finance the fallout of the PPI scandal, which was after all, entirely their own fault.
You didn't hear Robert Peston on Telly today then?
The banks are going to have to sell assets like LLoyds American Assets & all bonuses will be stopped as they are paid out of profit as will all share holder Divis.
I'm as/was shocked to hear that PPI's have taken so much out of the banks they are up the creek again.
The Government has said no more help & so the above according to Peston is there only way out of this mess & they won't be worth selling until at least 2020 I'm not lying it was on the Lunchtime news on the BEEB
[quote][p][bold]thinklikealocal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: If I remember correctly Labour & Southy accused the Tories of having plans to cut funding to Sure Start Centres & Services across the board. There was no such plan & the Pay Cut measure was put into place to ensure the very least amount of cuts to front line services would happen yet Southy's on here with some rubbish about Vote Labour get a Tory? I asked you a question before & you answered with babble so come on Southy whay prove( written) have you got that the Tories were going to scrap these services? Now the Governor of the Bank of England has said PPI's will leave the banks in debt for years to come how would your party or Thomas & Morrels Party HIT THE BANKS? As they haven't got any money or so the Bank of England says. So what policies have you got without that one?[/p][/quote]If the banks haven't got any money, why are they still paying some staff hundreds of thousands of pounds in bonuses and the top bosses millions of pounds in renumeration packages? I haven't noticed them suspending their dividends either. BP had to do that when they were faced with a huge bill for the clean up in Gulf of Mexico. Clearly the banks do have some options left to finance the fallout of the PPI scandal, which was after all, entirely their own fault.[/p][/quote]You didn't hear Robert Peston on Telly today then? The banks are going to have to sell assets like LLoyds American Assets & all bonuses will be stopped as they are paid out of profit as will all share holder Divis. I'm as/was shocked to hear that PPI's have taken so much out of the banks they are up the creek again. The Government has said no more help & so the above according to Peston is there only way out of this mess & they won't be worth selling until at least 2020 I'm not lying it was on the Lunchtime news on the BEEB loosehead
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9:05pm Thu 29 Nov 12

loosehead says...

southy wrote:
loosehead wrote:
If I remember correctly Labour & Southy accused the Tories of having plans to cut funding to Sure Start Centres & Services across the board.
There was no such plan & the Pay Cut measure was put into place to ensure the very least amount of cuts to front line services would happen yet Southy's on here with some rubbish about Vote Labour get a Tory?
I asked you a question before & you answered with babble so come on Southy whay prove( written) have you got that the Tories were going to scrap these services?
Now the Governor of the Bank of England has said PPI's will leave the banks in debt for years to come how would your party or Thomas & Morrels Party HIT THE BANKS? As they haven't got any money or so the Bank of England says.
So what policies have you got without that one?
If you remember rightly then you will remember the Torys intened to close 6 sure starts in Southampton, and cut the budget to the ones that was left, The Torys had all ready close the one across the road from me, and cut the budget to the one in Newlands Grounds.
What absolute bull so you are no different than that idiot stood outside of Sainsbury's then?
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: If I remember correctly Labour & Southy accused the Tories of having plans to cut funding to Sure Start Centres & Services across the board. There was no such plan & the Pay Cut measure was put into place to ensure the very least amount of cuts to front line services would happen yet Southy's on here with some rubbish about Vote Labour get a Tory? I asked you a question before & you answered with babble so come on Southy whay prove( written) have you got that the Tories were going to scrap these services? Now the Governor of the Bank of England has said PPI's will leave the banks in debt for years to come how would your party or Thomas & Morrels Party HIT THE BANKS? As they haven't got any money or so the Bank of England says. So what policies have you got without that one?[/p][/quote]If you remember rightly then you will remember the Torys intened to close 6 sure starts in Southampton, and cut the budget to the ones that was left, The Torys had all ready close the one across the road from me, and cut the budget to the one in Newlands Grounds.[/p][/quote]What absolute bull so you are no different than that idiot stood outside of Sainsbury's then? loosehead
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9:06pm Thu 29 Nov 12

loosehead says...

thinklikealocal wrote:
loosehead wrote:
If I remember correctly Labour & Southy accused the Tories of having plans to cut funding to Sure Start Centres & Services across the board. There was no such plan & the Pay Cut measure was put into place to ensure the very least amount of cuts to front line services would happen yet Southy's on here with some rubbish about Vote Labour get a Tory? I asked you a question before & you answered with babble so come on Southy whay prove( written) have you got that the Tories were going to scrap these services? Now the Governor of the Bank of England has said PPI's will leave the banks in debt for years to come how would your party or Thomas & Morrels Party HIT THE BANKS? As they haven't got any money or so the Bank of England says. So what policies have you got without that one?
If the banks haven't got any money, why are they still paying some staff hundreds of thousands of pounds in bonuses and the top bosses millions of pounds in renumeration packages? I haven't noticed them suspending their dividends either. BP had to do that when they were faced with a huge bill for the clean up in Gulf of Mexico. Clearly the banks do have some options left to finance the fallout of the PPI scandal, which was after all, entirely their own fault.
If they show news programs on I player have a look & listen to him & see what you think?
[quote][p][bold]thinklikealocal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: If I remember correctly Labour & Southy accused the Tories of having plans to cut funding to Sure Start Centres & Services across the board. There was no such plan & the Pay Cut measure was put into place to ensure the very least amount of cuts to front line services would happen yet Southy's on here with some rubbish about Vote Labour get a Tory? I asked you a question before & you answered with babble so come on Southy whay prove( written) have you got that the Tories were going to scrap these services? Now the Governor of the Bank of England has said PPI's will leave the banks in debt for years to come how would your party or Thomas & Morrels Party HIT THE BANKS? As they haven't got any money or so the Bank of England says. So what policies have you got without that one?[/p][/quote]If the banks haven't got any money, why are they still paying some staff hundreds of thousands of pounds in bonuses and the top bosses millions of pounds in renumeration packages? I haven't noticed them suspending their dividends either. BP had to do that when they were faced with a huge bill for the clean up in Gulf of Mexico. Clearly the banks do have some options left to finance the fallout of the PPI scandal, which was after all, entirely their own fault.[/p][/quote]If they show news programs on I player have a look & listen to him & see what you think? loosehead
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7:58am Fri 30 Nov 12

aldermoorboy says...

We should merger management with the Isle of Wight as the Tories were doing.That would save money for these services.
Labour miss management again.
Vote Tory in 2014 for a better managed council.
We should merger management with the Isle of Wight as the Tories were doing.That would save money for these services. Labour miss management again. Vote Tory in 2014 for a better managed council. aldermoorboy
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