The Ambridge Socialist 25th November
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OSBORNE’S SPENDING STATEMENT: WHAT WAS THE VIEW IN AMBRIDGE?
As is their normal practice the BBC’s regular reports from the Borsetshire village of Ambridge did not cover the impact of George Osborne’s Spending Statement on 25th November.
Ambridge Socialist reporters have however been out and about to check people’s views.
Brian Aldridge felt that Osborne must stick to his austerity agenda and ignore the liberal moaners who want something for nothing.
Ed Grundy and Susan Carter welcomed Osborne’s U-Turn on tax credits but agreed that when they move to Universal Credit they weren’t sure how things would work out. Ms Carter did however opine that she thought the Chancellor was probably doing a good job.
PC Burns welcomed a halt to further cuts in the police particularly as he is the only police officer in the village.
Meanwhile Clarrie Grundy remained uncertain about how the Statement would impact Borsetshire Council’s spending on social care and what the future for Joe Grundy might be.
Finally the Secretary of Borsetshire TUC Bert Fry welcomed John McDonnell’s flourishing of Mao’s Little Red Book at Osborne noting that he had met some good people in the CPB(ML) in his time, although none of them ever made it onto the Archers.
Ambridge Socialist Editor Keith Flett said, questions, everywhere questions…
In other news
The BBC will be broadcasting a special programme on Lynda Snell’s Calendar Girls production on 27th December