Vaizey tables Early Day Motion on Wirral

<p>The battle over library closures in Wirral is heating up, with shadow culture minister Ed Vaizey tabling an Early Day Motion in parliament condemning the cuts. </p><p>Vaizey&rsquo;s EDM notes that two of the 15 libraries marked for closure by Wirral council &ldquo;serve two of the most disadvantaged communities in the UK&rdquo; and calls the closures &ldquo;cost-driven vandalism&rdquo;.</p><p>Meanwhile authors Beverley Naidoo and Bernard Ashley are among those who have written to the secretary of state for culture Andy Burnham asking him to intervene. </p><p>Naidoo writes: &ldquo;Wirral is not the only council looking to make cuts and libraries appear to be a &lsquo;soft&rsquo; target&rdquo;. She warned that library closures mean &ldquo;the closure of opportunities for thousands of library users and, in particular, a cruel closing of doors to the young people in those<br />areas.&rdquo; </p><p>Ashley calls the closures &ldquo;an act of betrayal of the working class&rdquo;.</p>