"But council leader Ian Hudspeth hit back, saying the curbs were the result of reductions in funding from central Government." (This is the council leader in Cameron's own constituency.)
"Mr Cameron's spokeswoman said: "The Prime Minister has talked many times about the need, as we look at how we manage our public finances better, to make sure we are making efficiencies through back office savings and therefore continue to protect the frontline and the services that local people need."
They speak as though backroom and frontline staff somehow work in isolation of one and other. This is of course not the case. Mostly the two areas carry out entirely different roles that complement one and other.
Depleting operations of backroom staff is a false economy as it forces more and more admin work onto the shoulders of the frontline staff, the ones who are meant to be delivering the service.
Ergo, services can only be properly operated with backroom staff backing up the work of frontline staff.
Let's take away Cameron's researchers and admin staff and see how well he performs in Parliament. On the other hand...