The Guardian has extensive coverage of cuts in local government today. I notice that the only people arguing that the cuts make no difference are Tory government ministers. Tories actually in local government are frank that the sector cannot cope with even more battering. What makes it worse is that the incoherent plethora of welfare changes that the government has unleashed is about to hit organisations that are already reeling.
Polly Toynbee argues that creating chaos in local government is actually Tory policy, and I believe her.