CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Analysts: Public spending cut may lead to unrest

06-23-2010 14:04 BJT

Tuesday's emergency budget saw swinging cuts in the UK's public sector. This has brought demonstrators out on the streets of London, saying ordinary citizens shouldn't have to pick up the bill for a mess created by the banks. Analysts say the budget will cause massive unemployment and hardship, and could lead to industrial unrest and strikes.

Hugh Lanning, Deputy Secretary-General of UK Public and Commercial Services Union said "Well we've had 100,000 jobs cuts in the last three or four years already in the civil service which I don't think is appreciated. We try and make the point that every tax inspector collects 600,000 pounds more than they cost, so it's silly to cut those jobs which is what they are planning to do."

Dave Prentis, Secretary-General of UK Union Unison said "Really serious problems for our public services workers. They are the victims now of this recession. They didn't cause it. 80 percent, four fifths of dealing with the deficit that we are now in, through the bankers and all the problems that they caused is to be borne by public services workers and the services that they provide."

Editor:Xiong Qu |Source: CCTV.com

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program