As was to be expected Councils are screeching about cuts and how the nasty, evil Tories are making them do this. It is - of course - bullshit. Prime example Dick Leese announced that "rubbish will only be collected once a fortnight, five libraries will be axed and the city will close all its public lavatories bar one. There was no other option"...We know this is not true, there are plenty of options rather than cutting frontline services; what is happeneing, blatantly so, is "that councillors are seeking to score ideological points by blaming the Tory-led government for the cuts, while ensuring their own lavish perks are protected." Read more here and here. Click on image to enlarge. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know it's the DM.