More grisly news from my Humberside colleague Cllr Gary Wareing's blog regarding the beleaguered LibDem administration there.
After running up a £5 million deficit, LibDem bosses are taking increasingly desperate steps to balance the books. In the summer, a mass campaign was necessary to stop the Liberals scrapping universal free school meals for primary school children (introduced by Labour). Local people have also had to take to the streets to save a popular swimming baths.
Now the LibDems are targetting the elderly - "tighter controls" will result in 1 in 4 of the most vulnerable members of society leaving care.
And an interesting echo of politics here in Darlington, one cut the LibDems did make was to close a local youth club. No doubt they were promising the earth before they were elected....