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Francis Maude, right or wrong?

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Francis Maude, right or wrong?

Post by Scarecrow on Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:34 pm

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On Wednesday last week Francis Maude, the Cabinet Office Minister, urged motorists to stock up on fuel at their homes ahead of a proposed strike by tanker drivers.His remarks prompted a wave of panic buying across the country with many petrol stations running out of fuel and thousands of drivers queuing for hours at the pumps.
In some cases retailers were forced to increase their prices leading to accusations that firms were seeking to profiteer from the shortage. Also the unfortunate case of the woman in York decanting petrol in the kitchen :affraid: confused who was badly burned in the process.

Should Maude resign regarding his advice to the public , today petrol stations are still saying they are low or have run out , yet others have enough . Do you go with the Tory email saying that the Unite strike would backfire if enough drivers were stocked up.
The ramification being the government played the UK people for it's own political end game regarding Unite.
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Re: Francis Maude, right or wrong?

Post by Phil Hornby on Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:32 pm

trevor -

Sorry, I seem to have lapsed into that old habit of mine of understating what I am really seeking to convey... Very Happy

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Re: Francis Maude, right or wrong?

Post by trevorw2539 on Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:18 pm

Witchfinder quote.

But be warned, the middle class, middle of the road person from the Midlands will not have a lot of sympathy for strikers who cause him or her any inconvenience, sorry but thats the way it is

I agree with most of what you say. But I wonder if the middle of the road, middle class of the Midlands aren't also finding things difficult under this Government. We concentrate of the poor, but I know that the 'middle class' are finding their budgets shrinking.

If this goes on their current (2015) personal circumstances will become paramount in their minds, not an inconvenient strike three years ago.

I don't think things have bottomed out yet by any means. We are going to undergo more pain under this ...........Government in the near future. A strike will cause inconvenience, it will also cost possible loss of earnings to many. Most of all it will cost our economy. That's why I hope it will be settled amicably.

What I am going to say now will be controversial. I've put my tin hat on.

I believe that the Unions should now keep their sabres in their sheaths, at least for the time being, and not draw them to threaten unless absolutely necessary.

In the minds of ordinary folk like myself the Labour Party and the Unions are closely linked. That tie is not so strong as it was, but nevertheless it's still in peoples minds. Rightly or wrongly when the Unions take action many people automatically assume the link with Labour, and associate the two. That does not help the Labour Party. Let the Labour Party take the lead. The one thing that is vitally necessary at the moment is that the Labour Party has a strong leader, or Ed and his Shadow Cabinet step up their pressure on the Government. I think he has, at times, got people in Government rattled. I believe this above all will help middle of the road people see the truth.

I don't think some Government policies have been thought out properly. Changes conceded have proved that somethings were not necessary.

This latest idea to be able to check our means of communication is ludicrous. How many people will it take to check us all over a period of time. One casual look won't tell anyone anything. If they take a week to check each of us carefully it will need an army to check 60million+ inhabitants of the UK. Why not stick to the current system. A warrant on evidence, perhaps even on reasonable suspicion.

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Brittania rules the waves. Oh forgot. We don't. (Except on last night of the Proms)Smile

Ah well. Britain for the - er - multiracial society.

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Re: Francis Maude, right or wrong?

Post by oftenwrong on Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:28 pm

Forget Francis Maude, he's walking-wounded. Ivan has a point in suggesting that the current Labour leadership might do well to revisit the history of the Attlee Government - as might we all.
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Re: Francis Maude, right or wrong?

Post by Redflag on Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:44 pm

oftenwrong wrote:Forget Francis Maude, he's walking-wounded. Ivan has a point in suggesting that the current Labour leadership might do well to revisit the history of the Attlee Government - as might we all.

Going back to the title of this thread, the only right about Francis Maude or any other Tory for that matter is there bloody RIGHT WING politics. lol! lol!
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