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Tuesday, 1 April 2014

There Is Nothing Like A Dame

A moderately sized demonstration was on offer today just off the Old Market Square.

This one was against the privatisation of the Probation and Family Court Service. I agree with the demonstrators that it's not something that should be there to make a profit, as they are dealing with people's lives and not some product.

The Government are slowly and quietly selling off the NHS as well, bit by bit. One MP has even suggested that everyone should pay a monthly £10 fee to see a doctor or visit a hospital. The MP has obviously forgotten that most people already pay every month in the form of the National Insurance tax.

The Royal Mail was sold off last year and there has been some criticism that the share price was set too low & that it has doubled in value since then, much to the detriment of the taxpayer.

The statue of Brian Clough looks on, but I'm not sure whether he would agree or disagree.