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(not satire – it’s ConDemNation!)

Local government minister Brandon Lewis has decided to cut local councillors’ state pensions in a bid to save £7m:

Scrapping councillor pensions ‘a kick in the teeth’

But the decision comes just 8 months after changes to MPs’ state pensions – which will eventually cost the taxpayer an estimated £10m – £20m:

Don’t let MPs hide cost of pension ‘cut’

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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