|Helen Wright campaigning with me, and others in the West End|
Tonight's Evening Telegraph carries an editorial entitled 'Protect the vulnerable.' I was particularly taken with the final two paragraphs of the piece which said; 'Those with special needs, the poorest, the homeless, those with physical and mental disabilities and older people will all need our support more than ever.'
'Council bosses must do all they can to ensure this suffering is not catastrophic - and perhaps look at other, less vital ways, that money can be saved.'
There is no doubt that these are difficult times for local government and that next week we will be faced with some very difficult decisions. I do think that we should reflect on the editorial from the Evening Telegraph and make sure that council decisions do not hurt the poor and the vulnerable disproportionately.