Haringey Labour has successfully pushed for Haringey Council to support the Councils at Breaking Point campaign highlighting the impact of the devastating impact of austerity.
Cllr Joseph Ejiofor, Leader of the Council said:
“Nine weeks ago, I spoke at a packed event in Liverpool where we launched the “Councils Against Austerity” Campaign. This campaign was subsequently mirrored by the Local Government Association, and by London Councils. This week at the Full Council we passed a motion in support of the LGA Labour Campaign ‘Councils at Breaking Point’. This will form the basis of campaigning across Haringey which seeks to hold the Liberal Democrats to account for their role in implementing the most devastating cuts to Haringey, which have reduced our spending power by £405 per resident and meant we have had a 45% reduction in staff.
Indeed, austerity policies have been so devastating that last month the UN sent a rapporteur on a two-week fact-finding mission to investigate the impacts of austerity across Britain, which highlight that a fifth of the population, about 14 million people, live in poverty while 1.5 million are destitute and unable to afford the basic necessities of life. This is wrong, and Haringey Labour is committed to doing anything within our power to oppose further cuts to local government”.
More information about the impact of Tory austerity on Local Authorities can be found at the Breaking Point Website.