An interesting article in the Guardian was brought to my attention today which seems to confirm that which we already suspected; Labour are making politically motivated council cuts. Figures released by the GMB clearly show that Labour councils are shedding on average 50% more posts than Conservative and Lib Dem authorities. Labour authorities have issued on average 745 job “at-risk” notifications, compared with 498 and 414 respectively from Tory and Lib Dem councils. The research shows that in total Tory councils have issued 49,774 post reduction notifications – 37.7% of the total cuts, which is lower than expected as the party controls 52% of all councils. By contrast, Labour-controlled councils have issued 39,787 notifications, 30% of the total, while the party controls only 16% of all councils. Lib Dem controlled councils have issued 8,339 – 6.3% of the total when the party runs 7.9% of all authorities. Of course Labour have attempted to wriggle out of this trying to justify it by the fact that Labour runs more large unitary authorities and the Tories lots of small district councils, meaning the average cut per council is warped, however upon closer analysis taking this fact in to account, the Guardian also identified that by almost every other analysis Labour still are cutting faster and deeper than Tory councils. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work out that more job losses equals higher unemployment and gives a smug self righteous Labour Party the perfect opportunity to berate Cameron for his return to the high unemployment of the 1980’s and further bolster their partys poll ratings. If 13 years of Labour government taught us nothing else, it taught us that Labour will do anything to present the image they want and Im pleased that the Guardian and others have brought Labours deception to the publics awareness.