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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:02am 30th November 2013

After Cornish councillors rubber-stamped plans to save £43 million there is a government cash plea.

The decision will also put another £25 on the average council tax bill in the Duchy.

Now there is a warning ministers are spending too much on big infrastructure.

John O'Connell from the Tax Payers Alliance told Pirate FM: "If we're struggling at home to provide the services that residents value then why aren't we cutting or even freezing budgets like the international aid budget. We are we looking at expensive projects like HS2 which won't benefit Cornwall whatsoever.

"We should be looking at more cost effective projects rather than a huge vanity project that's going to cost over £50 billion while at the same time we're asking residents in Cornwall to pay 2% more on their council tax because the council says it's can't afford to run services, it doesn't make sense."

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