Put that a council leader in Blackpool had said that the Government was letting down poorer areas, the PMS said that he did not know about the specific case of Blackpool, but made the point that we needed to tackle the deficit which required us to find money from central and local government. We believed that we had to challenge the presumption that reduced spending meant an automatic reduction in services.
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