Welfare Or Warfare? New Govt Will Cut Services To Protect Military, Warns Ex-Civil Service Boss – 15 April 2015

RT logoMinisters will effectively ring-fence defense spending after the general election, cutting already severely strained local government budgets in order to do so, according to a former civil service boss.

Bob Kerslake, who was recently made a peer in the House of Lords, served as permanent secretary for communities and local government until retiring in February.

He told the Financial Times the drive among ministers to protect defense budgets would lead to even deeper and unsustainable cuts to public spending.

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