Thursday, 30 December 2010

Labour condemns Government for cutting services for Lambeth’s Portuguese community

Steve Reed, Labour Leader of Lambeth Council, has condemned the Liberal Democrats and Conservatives for cutting funding for a Portuguese-speaking specialist teacher. The teacher helped schools improve the performance of children from Portuguese-speaking families at schools in Lambeth. The previous Labour government provided 100% of the funding for this teacher, but the new Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition Government has taken the money away while, at the same time, cutting Lambeth Council’s overall budget by £90 million. The Government has also cut support for children from other minority ethnic groups in Lambeth.

Cllr Reed said: “I am extremely angry that the Government has cut this funding without thinking about the effect it will have on Lambeth’s Portuguese-speaking residents. The Liberal Democrats promised to protect funding for education before the election, but now they are in government they have broken their promises and taken the money away. At the same time, they have made it impossible for the council to replace the Government’s funding by cutting £90 million from our budget which will result in further appalling cuts in services. People need to understand that every single cut is the result of choices made by the Government that this council does not agree with.”

“Our Labour council and I will work with the Portuguese community and local schools to try and find alternative funding for this post. We want to talk to the Portuguese banks to see if they will help fund this teacher who has done such a wonderful job helping Portuguese-speaking children. I am sickened that the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats have taken away the money for such an important position that the previous Labour Government had funded in full.”

Stockwell Councillor Alex Bigham, who helped set up Labour Friends of Portugal said: "The decision by the Liberal Democrats and Conservatives to cut this post makes a nonsense of their claims to want to help pupils who need it most. Labour is organising an emergency meeting to discuss the impact of this cut with representatives of the Portuguese community to see if we can protect this important post. But the truth is this is just the latest example of how Lib Dem and Tory decisions affect real people - in this case hitting children's life chances."

7 comments:

Iniciar Sesion said...

Gracias por darme la información útil. Creo que lo necesito! gmail com iniciar sesión

Gege Dai said...

ugg sale
abercrombie outlet
cheap oakley sunglasses
cheap oakley sunglasses
reebok outlet store
true religion jeans
michael kors outlet
michael kors outlet online
michael kors bags
true religion jeans
michael kors handbags
true religion uk outlet
ugg sale
cheap uggs
nike outlet store
coach outlet clearance
oakley sunglasses
links of london
reebok shoes
michael kors outlet
adidas wings shoes
ugg boots clearance
nike roshe run shoes
ralph lauren outlet
jordan pas cher
hollister clothing
ugg boots clearance
ralph lauren femme
adidas trainers
tory burch outlet
true religion uk
mizuno running shoes
fitflops outlet sale
ray-ban sunglasses
ugg australia
czq20160816

千禧 Xu said...

cheap nike shoes sale
michael kors outlet
ralph lauren pas cher
nike trainers uk
reebok outlet
oakley sunglasses
ralph lauren outlet
mont blanc pens
christian louboutin shoes
polo ralph lauren

raybanoutlet001 said...

nike air huarache
fitflops shoes
ray ban sunglasses outlet
salomon shoes
cheap ray ban sunglasses
buffalo bills jerseys
detroit lions jerseys
coach handbags
nike shoes
golden state warriors jerseys

Anonymous said...

Amazing Post. We should raise this issue on cool whatsapp status

Les brown said...

Really Awesome Post Thanks Kindly Check This Also Happy 72nd Independence Day Speech 2018 For Students And Teachers

Pansys Silvaz said...

qzz0721
thunder jerseys
oakley sunglasses
tory burch outlet
harry winston jewelry
polo ralph lauren
jordan shoes
gucci outlet
michael kors outlet
polo ralph lauren
hawks jerseys