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CBT leads Cameron cuts protest

CBT leads Cameron cuts protest CBT leads Cameron cuts protest
A range of organisations from CAMRA to the WI, led by the Campaign for Better Transport, have written to prime minister David Cameron asking him to do more to protect bus services in the face of imminent spending cuts. Signatories to the letter which highlights the social, economic and environmental impacts of cuts to council-supported bus services include Age UK, Campaign to Protect Rural England, Campaign for Real Ale, Citizens Advice, Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, National Children’s Bureau, TUC, Women's Institute and The Ramblers Association.

Stephen Joseph, Campaign for Better Transport chief executive, says: "I think it's clear from the variety of organisations who have signed the letter that bus cuts will affect everyone, whether you live in a city or the countryside, are employed or unemployed, young or old and crucially even if you are not a bus passenger. Failing to protect our local bus network could cost us dearly in terms of the social, economical and environmental consequences. We urge the prime minster to accept that central government has a share of the responsibility for this situation and can play a role in avoiding the worst impacts of these cuts.”

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