|Bradford - less deserving than Manchester|
First let's get one thing straight: Manchester's local government settlement has been cut by 21%. The Transition Grant you mentioned is just that – we only get it for one year. Manchester City Council's total government grant for 2012-13, including the funding for the council tax freeze, and including the NHS funding, will be £383.6m, down from £485.8m in 2010-11. That is a cut of 21%. Don't let Nick Clegg do your maths for you, Prime Minister: you know he can't count above thirty.