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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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Council leaders across UK believe Brexit will hurt local economies

"A nationwide survey of all council leaders and local authority chief executives in county, district, unitary and metropolitan and London borough councils found 61% believed Brexit would have a negative or very negative impact on their regions.

Councils have suffered cuts to their budgets in excess of 40% since the Tories launched their austerity programme in 2010, leading to savage reductions to a range of services from social care, to libraries and leisure facilities."
Council leaders are government employees, pretty low level ones at that, they could not run a business if they tried. I don't see how there advise is suddenly so valuable, the electorate made a decision fair & square, the UK is leaving the EU even if you don't like it.

TBH there has been ZERO austerity at all, budgets are bigger & spending is out of control, this needs to be addressed, Mrs Thatcher would not hesitate every leader since has been a wet fish with the possible exception of Tony Blair, who is someone I could have voted for at his second term in office if I had been allowed to vote at the time.

To paraphrase Mrs T, ' The problem with socialists is eventually they run out of other peoples's money ', this happened under Gordon Brown & the country has never recovered. Spending money that needs to be repaid by our children & grandchildren is just not fair.
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