readers of the Star may wonder why Sheffield can apparently no longer afford essential services when, despite the global financial crisis, real income in the UK is greater now than it was in 2003 (when apparently we did have enough money for libraries and social services).
The answer is that this is not a short-lived crisis, it is the inevitable consequence of long-term greed by those who already have far more than they need.
The “haves” take so much of our national income, there is simply not enough for those who created the wealth in the first place.
The Government says austerity may last for three years – they are incorrect.
Austerity will last as long as the greed of the rich and no longer. The “needs” of the vulnerable take second place to the “wants” of the powerful.
Kevin of Banner Cross
Once again we have councillors blaming everyone, but the previous government, for the savage cuts being inflicted on a once great city.
I would like to know from this publicity-hungry council leader how many empty, private and business premises there are and also how much unpaid council tax is owing.
Try working smarter councillors.
You are a running Sheffield on behalf of its people not the Labour Party.
If you were running a business in the private sector, you would have been declared bankrupt by now.
No more excuses Julie Dore, step up or ship out.