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  •  UK's Cameron has proposed "volunteers" (4+ / 0-)

    to run museums, expand the broadband supply, etc..

    Mr Cameron rejected suggestions that the plans were "cover" for substantial cuts in public services due next year and that the public were either confused by or uninterested in the proposals.

    Sheesh... pants on fire.

    Voluntary groups broadly welcomed the idea but expressed concerns about how equipped they were to take on more responsibility, given that public funds were likely to be cut as part of the budget squeeze.

    ...

    And union leaders said public services must be based on certainty of provision and not whether there were enough volunteers on any given day.

    "Make no mistake, this plan is all about saving money," Dave Prentis, general secretary of Unison, said.

    "The government is simply washing its hands of providing decent public services and using volunteers as a cut-price alternative."

    <div style="color: #a00000;"> Our... constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds. Thurgood Marshal

    by bronte17 on Sat Jul 24, 2010 at 12:27:22 PM PDT

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