The Guardian has Eric Pickles, Communities Secretary, saying this about local councils’ cash reserves.
“I'm sure many residents would be shocked to find local authorities still have over £10bn in their piggy banks when they are hearing weekly scare stories of service and job cuts.”
Eric, your government has a mantra of “Cut, cut, cut government borrowing”. Many might say,
“I'm sure many residents would be shocked to find our government has borrowed an extra £7bn to help our friends in Ireland when they are hearing weekly stories of cuts and more cuts to reduce borrowing.”