Bob coastguards all over the country are up in arms and you say no goverment would introduce anything without thinking it through margeret thatcher made one of worst blunders in our political history introducing the poll tax which was totally wrong i think this petition will gain massive support this is all about saving money it wouldnt make news headlines if it was the right decision boffins in offices being there jobs worth.
Bob it was john prescot who originally after advice from cival servants trying to save money thought the idea up but dropped the idea after massive oposition that was 10 years ago Tory Party Chairman Michael Ancram said the closures were embarrassing for Mr Prescott to announce but they themselves 10 years later are implementing them hipocrites
Hi ya Paul
Hope your well and how is the Cod fishing going up there in your neck of the woods?
Now this MCA thing, for sure there are some upset folk around the country because some of their jobs are going, but rather than say that, they know full well the scare tactic will get them more of a chance of holding on to these jobs.
That in turn would mean retaining old equipment, old seventies technology, that is incompatible to other agencies, particularly helicopters and will increasingly put lives at risk.
You explain that JP put the plan forward some ten years ago then dropped it and now ten years on in which the technology has advanced massively you claim it to be hypocritical to look at it again. Clearly those in the civil service who have worked on the plan see the credibility in the idea and have now got the backing of the coalition.
You also liken the situation to Lady Thatcher and the pole tax and suggest the idea of charging every one the same for local services as totally wrong. It was the biggest mistake the UK left wing ever made is my view and now we are saddled with the crazy banding system. All a bit of topic of course but thatís C and P