The BBC have a story today on their website called “Will the public accept the cuts to come?” writes Alex Little.

The first sentence is “Whoever wins the election, more cuts are on their way.” Cuts are inevitable, end of discussion. The article then goes on to list all the areas of public spending that could be under threat, and whether the public will stand for what’s coming.

While it’s certainly true that all the main parties agree they need to “balance the budget”, and think they need to cut spending by roughly the same amount in order to do so… whether we actually need to balance the budget or to achieve this through cuts to expenditure is far from a settled question.

The BBC can argue it is being impartial by saying that all parties agree cuts are coming [but] by unquestioningly accepting the need for cuts, it’s not really providing readers with a complete picture.

Read more on alittleecon.

Follow me on Twitter: @MidWalesMike

Join the Vox Political Facebook page.

Vox Political needs your help!
If you want to support this site
but don’t want to give your money to advertisers)
you can make a one-off donation here:

Donate Button with Credit Cards

Buy Vox Political books so we can continue
warning you of new bids to turn the clock back to primitive times!

Health Warning: Government! is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

The first collection, Strong Words and Hard Times,
is still available in either print or eBook format here: