Friday, 23 July 2010

From the playing fields of Eton to the playgrounds of Whitehawk......

One of the defining moments of Margaret Thatcher's political career came when she was still Education Secretary in Edward Heath's government, when she took away schoolkids' free milk - Thatcher the Milksnatcher.

The ConDems have come up with something to trump even that - they have discontinued funding for Playbuilder, the scheme under which children's play areas are upgraded and rebuilt.  The 11 parks affected in Brighton and Hove are in the most deprived parts of the City where the work would have been most needed.  The more well-heeled parts of town were given priority by the local Tories and have already been completed.

Just another one of those reminders of how "we're all in it together".

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