Ask any Tory candidate in the May 2010 Election and they would have told you that Labour's noise about pending cuts to the Educational Maintenance Allowances and to Sure Starts should the Tories win were absolutely baseless.
David Cameron said they'd be no cuts to either EMA or Sure Starts but guess what? EMAs are to go and Sure Starts have been cut by at least 11% and their funding is no longer ring fenced.
It is simply outrageous to close the two most important elements which have helped those in most need. Big Society? Rubbish it'll soon be Broken Society: now where have I heard this before?