In Your Face

In Your Face
Thought provoking opinions on topical issues.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Contingency Planning

Given the threat of fuel shortages brought about by the stoppage at Grangemouth.

Given that this stoppage has been well publicised in advance.

Given that, according to the government, we live under daily threat of a major terrorist incident.

Given that the UK has been pumping oil from the North Sea for decades.

Why is that there is not a contingency plan in place, that covers the Grangemouth stoppage and its negative impact on fuel supplies throughout the UK?

Saturday, April 19, 2008

The Crocodile Tears of Labour MPs

The current furore erupting within the Labour party over the abolition of the 10p tax band is causing Gordon Brown a few headaches.

Labour MPs are rushing to the media to proclaim their disdain for the abolition of the 10p tax band, and are claiming that they will do everything in their power to stop it.

All very nice and heartwarming.

There is one small fly in their ointment.

The announcement about the abolition of the 10p tax ban was made last year, front page in the media, the day after the budget.

Why have these MP's taken a year to raise the matter?

Could it be that the local elections are less than a fortnight away, and they are worried about their seats?

Whilst the abolition of the 10p band may well be a foolish move, the crocodile tears shed by these MP's carry no weight.

Their constituents should be more than a little concerned that it took a whole year for these people to wake up to the fact that this change was to be made.

They are not fit to hold office.