It was with pleasure that I read that we will be having an 'Armed Forces Day' each year from now on.
It was with sadness that I read that it will not be a Bank Holiday. Apart from the fact we all need more holidays from banks, it seems to make the day a little less important than May Day.
Also, this situation could have been expected from a government that denies our protectors the correct equipment, delays the delivery of new aircraft carriers, delays the delivery of the aircraft to go with them, and denies the people who fight for our country the right to become citizens.
As is usual, just after Christmas a major expense is required.
Today the washing machine died. As it was 8 years old I determined a new one was needed.
Visiting a local retailer (named after a good Indian Meal) I purchased one. However the great member of staff that served me said that they had just had their pay cut, half of the workforce had walked out, and management had responded by saying that they would recruit school leavers on the minimum wage, so what was the problem?
Me, thats the last time I do business with that particular firm!
Pfizer are to cut jobs again, Any truth in the rumour that the entire site was built with a view to sell off in small factory units. Does this damage their reputation as a good employer? Or is this situation the blame of the mishandled economy?
The new Breakfast Show on Radio Kent is now 'Co-Presented' by Julia George and John Warnett, Is it better or is it worse? ( I suppose our licence fee has to pay for the extra presenter, is that value for money?)
I refer you to the article in Wednesdays Times about Bail Hostels. (Page 8).
It appears that a firm called ClearSprings can use domestic properties as 'Bail Hostels' without planning consent, but only having to notify the local authority 5 days before commencing use. Failure of the local authority to repond within 5 days will result in the assumption of consent.
Is this right, who do they consult with? and do we want bail hostels next door??
Well apparantly more than lives are worth. A quick drive up to my local fuel station at lunch time gave me a chance to count 73 cars travelling toward me with no lights on, 17 with. Visability 40metres.
yesterday it was ice, today fog, the one constant factor............ Idiot Drivers
South Eastern trains tell us that fares have to rise by more than inflation to allow them to pay for the fast trains to London! Straight question............ does that mean that fares will not be at a premium on the fast trains.......??? as they will have already been paid for??