THE Lib Dems have got a cheek. They are a key player in the national coalition yet locally they're not prepared to stand by decisions their government makes.
The key part of the coalition government’s programme is to bring the budget deficit down. All parties are agreed to this objective.
There was a difference over the timing and whether these cuts are fair.
This brings us directly to the cuts the Government is making to the taxpayer grant it gives to local authorities. Wirral has had over £135m cut from its £300m budget over the next three years.
Some richer areas have had only minuscule cuts. Wirral is one of the worst affected areas.
The council therefore has to consider all its expenditure and try and get the best for local taxpayers and service users.
It is not trying to hide anything. To help the council, officers have to consider all services and this they're doing.
But here comes the cheek. The Oxton Liberals accused the council of having a secret agenda over the future of the Williamson. They need to grow up.
If the Williamson is simply to run as it always has done, at the same cost, the Liberals must propose saying where else they would then save money.
The Williamson is too much of an important asset for the Lib Dems to play this silly game of party politics. I shall be calling a meeting soon to discuss with voters whether we can run the Williamson at less cost.