Ipswich Labour have been delivering junk mail and as you may have guessed, a copy has been obtained by Ipswich Labour’s favourite blogger. The whole thing is full of lies. I intend to deal with each lie in separate posts. It has pictures of Labour councillors looking miserable because they’ve been looking at opinion polls. They also say they are going to reopen things that are closed using the mythical magic money tree.
In this post I will deal with the one where they talk about spending the £220 million in reserves. If Suffolk County Council decided to spend it, it would be gone in a fortnight. If the tidal surge and high winds we were supposed to have had last week had materialised and a worst case scenario of the water front, Salthouse Street, College Street etc got flooded, the reserves is where the money would have come to pay for the damage. If the reserves did not exist in such a situation, then cuts would have to be made in public services elsewhere. That is why the county has reserves. Labour know this but never let the truth get in the way of a good story.