(not satire – it’s ConDemNation!)
Local government minister Brandon Lewis has decided to cut local councillors’ state pensions in a bid to save £7m:
But the decision comes just 8 months after changes to MPs’ state pensions – which will eventually cost the taxpayer an estimated £10m – £20m:
Of course – ensuring local councils are only run by people who can afford a private pension will make it much harder for working class people to serve their local communities as elected representatives.
With the Tories – and especially the Lib Dems – facing a devastating few years of disastrous local election results, the coalition have obviously decided there’s more than one way to win local elections.
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