Salford Reds’ boss calls for ‘No’ vote in mayoral referendum
We have received the following press release from Derek Antrobus the Labour councillor for Swinton North ward regarding the Mayoral referendum.
This comes as no surprise Make your own mind up on this one
What sort of country do we live in? we can bomb the hell out of countries,fight wars,put every one on the dole,force people to work till they drop but still find time to buy the queen a new yacht.Bloody condems..
How can the official opposition within Salford abstain from something as critical as a Council Budget?I find it strange that any opposition can if confirmed as a group gain direct access to the city treasurer,they can of course propose an alternative Budget and stress where they feel funding should go to meet their policy objectives,i understand they had a member on the budget scrutiny committee,so the ability would have been there to question and propose, this is an on going process through out the year. Yes i hear you say would Labour LISTEN of course not but if you are to declare yourself as opposition you can’t sit on the fence,if people don’t have a clue on your policy then how can you expect them to vote for you.
Someone who can’t do Tuesday Meetings and now as trouble on Friday, I wonder if we have a problem do we have to book appointments. Labour working for you,A labour vote is a wasted vote.
Soon very soon, we honestly think under Labour the day care centres will go the same way as the public lavs. To expensive,poorly run and clapped out. So put on your woolly vests get your self a pint of Guinness and learn to play cards with the Mrs Because after voting Labour it’s all your going to get.
JUST A THOUGHT I WONDER IF THIS LOT GIVE UP THERE SPECAIL ALLOWANCES IT COULD GO TO KEEPING A DAY CENTRE OPEN. not A HOPE IN HELL
Figures show that British rail fares are drastically higher than the rest of Europe, with London and the South East suffering the most expensive prices. Statistics released by the Campaign for Better Transport show that the price of a 22 mile annual season ticket can cost up to £3,268 in London, while a similar journey in Italy will cost just £336.
Further analysis of season tickets across Europe show much lower rail fares in countries such as Spain, France and Germany. The next most expensive country in comparison to Britain is Holland, but still on average £1000 cheaper than prices here. As for monthly and weekly season tickets Britain is again way ahead of fellow European countries in terms of price, although the cost is significantly reduced as season ticket length is shortened.
British commuters can expect further pain in 2012 with government officials planning on annual rises of RPI inflation plus 3% for January 2013 and January 2014.
Alan Francis, Green Party National Transport Spokesperson comments:
“The privatised railway costs more to operate and so fares are higher. The fare increases by the train companies are passed straight back to the government. The railways need to be brought back into public ownership so that we can have better services and lower fares”.
Low income commuters will be hit hardest by the government’s decision to cut the rail subsidy which forms part of a programme to cut across the board and attempt to reduce taxation. Some can even expect to pay up to 20% of their wages on daily travel. However this will mean little to people across Britain who can pay over £10 a day for a return ticket to work and back
Each year we the same old format from the Labour sponsored radio station,i think it’s time they where a little braver with there format. Perhaps it may add a little spice and boost the figures,food for thought?
The Green Party urges unions to back the positive Green alternative.
The Guardian article by Len McCluskey, General Secretary of the trade union Unite, has reaffirmed Labour’s failure to stand up for ordinary people. Labour’s biggest financial supporter has publicly acknowledged their party’s abject failure to oppose neoliberal austerity.
All three main parties now seek to protect the vested interests of deregulated financial capitalism – and in doing so they endorse an economic model that squeezes the poorest in society to sustain their broken system.
The public sector pay freeze will strip £2,600 off the wages of a teaching assistant. Pension reforms will see the average pension for a female public sector worker slashed to just £4,000. And cuts to education force students to pay £9000 a year, placing an entire generation in systemic debt.
Opposition to unfair and economically illiterate austerity must now unite around a Green New Deal for Britain. Green Quantitative Easing is needed to act as a direct stimulus to fund the jobs that create long term assets in the real economy. The UK needs a plan to reverse the unemployment that is driving up the welfare bill, and which instead gets people back into work and paying taxes.
The Green Party calls on Trade Unions to back the Green alternative that is now the only voice standing up against an economic system designed to place the tab for 2008 on the UK’s public services.
He sells the dream of Job creation for the masses to Salford residents and all we got was a few none jobs. The reality was the BBC would just ship it’s personal down here on mass,perhaps these people are the ones Cllr Merry brags about who moved to Salford and boosted his Council tax base?