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Topic: The Blame Game
Posted by: George Knox
Date/Time: 07/01/11 15:41:00

That Tory £6+M bribe was a bribe and there is no other word in the English language for it.

We now even have Tory Councillor Costello publicly implying that it could be described as a bribe.

The Tories are fools for having offered it on some woolly pretext that it was an unexpected windfall. The Labour people were in a rock and a hard place. If they had opposed it with an election coming up, then the Tories would have had a field day in accusing Labour of not caring about the poorer of Ealing. The Tories stitched them up.

What none of you Councillors or ex Councillors can admit to, is that the bribe was done knowing before the election that Ealing had to find some £50M of savings. That didnít stop the Tories frittering away some 12% of that reduction. What the Labour people have done by also voting for the bribe is made themselves culpable for the greater cut backs that we now have.

It is only a reckless inexperienced twit who throws away money before an impending major financial storm.

If Councillor Taylor is right that some £10M can be saved by sharing services, and it is hard to resist that he is wholly or to quite some degree right, then the Labourís inactivity make them more culpable. As for Terms and Conditions we all know that Council staff have a fairly rosy set of conditions and it is long overdue for them to be changed so that greater savings can be made on top of the £10M. However the Unions probably have Councillor Bell too tightly in their craw. Already we have some Housing staff back in house, meaning that we have to pay for their pensions etc,etc. Then there is the rumour that the Refuse people will be considered for coming back in house when the May Gurney contract comes to an end. How much more bribery is going on behind the scenes?

If this secretive Council was managed by the electorate I guess we could have saved nearly half of the £50M before any major service cut backs.

What is the point of breaking up the Council Offices? How much more will the maintenance charges and other overheads be? How will management co-ordinate geographically separate organisations? Why will residents of Ealing have to flog all over the borough to get a service, and what will the transport connections be like?

And as for the Labour party caving into the officers and selling our land assets and adding to the general ruin of our heritage - that is completely out of order. Itís a pity the Tories didnít change some of the staff before their bribe was seen through and they lost their power. How do they think now that they are going to get back in next time round?

A plague on both your houses.


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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Day centres to close23/09/10 19:20:00 Peter Chadburn
   Re:Day centres to close23/09/10 22:12:00 Marie Shelly
      Re:Re:Day centres to close23/09/10 23:20:00 Peter Chadburn
         Re:Re:Re:Day centres to close24/09/10 09:45:00 Philippa Bond
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Day centres to close24/09/10 09:54:00 Libby Kemp
               Re:Day centres to close24/09/10 10:06:00 Philippa Bond
                  Re:Re:Day centres to close24/09/10 12:35:00 Peter Chadburn
                     Re:Re:Re:Day centres to close26/09/10 21:55:00 Peter Chadburn
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Day centres to close26/09/10 23:33:00 Alan Brainsby
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Day centres to close27/09/10 09:38:00 Peter Chadburn
   Re:Day centres to close29/09/10 16:59:00 Peter Chadburn
      Re:Re:Day centres to close29/09/10 19:01:00 Robert Darke
         Re:Re:Re:Day centres to close29/09/10 20:05:00 Peter Chadburn
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Day centres to close29/09/10 21:16:00 Alan Brainsby
   Re:Day centres to close30/09/10 13:41:00 Libby Kemp
      Re:Re:Day centres to close30/09/10 16:05:00 Peter Chadburn
         Re:Re:Re:Day centres to close05/10/10 23:02:00 Peter Chadburn
            Re:Day centres to close 03/01/11 23:46:00 Philippa Bond
               The Blame Game04/01/11 12:57:00 Robin Taylor
                  Re:The Blame Game05/01/11 11:22:00 Phil Taylor
                     Re:Re:The Blame Game05/01/11 14:38:00 Robin Taylor
                  Re:The Blame Game06/01/11 19:43:00 Rosa Popham
                     Re:Re:The Blame Game07/01/11 00:02:00 Robin Taylor
                        Re:Re:Re:The Blame Game07/01/11 01:56:00 Rosa Popham
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:The Blame Game07/01/11 12:59:00 Robin Taylor
                              The Blame Game07/01/11 15:41:00 George Knox
                                 Re:The Blame Game07/01/11 21:56:00 Colm Costello
                                    Re:Re:The Blame Game08/01/11 11:15:00 Robin Taylor
                                       Re:Re:Re:The Blame Game08/01/11 12:19:00 Colm Costello
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:The Blame Game08/01/11 13:50:00 Robin Taylor
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Blame Game08/01/11 14:21:00 Colm Costello
                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Blame Game08/01/11 17:38:00 George Knox
                                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Blame Game08/01/11 18:37:00 Colm Costello
                                                      Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Blame Game09/01/11 18:29:00 Rosa Popham
                                                         The Blame Game11/01/11 12:22:00 George Knox
                                                            Re:The Blame Game11/01/11 12:54:00 Robin Taylor
                                                               Re:Re:The Blame Game11/01/11 13:20:00 Phil Taylor
                                                                  The Blame Game11/01/11 14:08:00 George Knox
                                                            Re:The Blame Game11/01/11 16:19:00 Colm Costello
                                                               Re:Re:The Blame Game11/01/11 16:49:00 George Knox
                                                                  Re:Re:Re:The Blame Game11/01/11 17:23:00 Colm Costello
                                                                     The Blame Game11/01/11 18:30:00 George Knox
                                                                        Re:The Blame Game11/01/11 19:07:00 Colm Costello
                                                                           Re:Re:The Blame Game11/01/11 20:20:00 Robin Taylor
                                                                              Re:Re:Re:The Blame Game11/01/11 22:49:00 Colm Costello
                                                                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:The Blame Game12/01/11 09:47:00 Robin Taylor
                                                                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Blame Game12/01/11 11:22:00 Colm Costello
                                                                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Blame Game13/01/11 01:27:00 Robin Taylor
                                                                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Blame Game13/01/11 09:22:00 Colm Costello
                                                                                             The Blame Game13/01/11 10:34:00 George Knox
                                                                                                Re:The Blame Game13/01/11 15:42:00 Colm Costello
                                                                                                   Re:Re:The Blame Game13/01/11 20:34:00 George Knox
                                                                                                   Re:Re:The Blame Game14/01/11 18:03:00 Thomas Hillyard
                                                                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Blame Game13/01/11 20:56:00 Robin Taylor
                                                                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Blame Game13/01/11 22:24:00 Colm Costello
                                                                                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Blame Game13/01/11 22:43:00 Robin Taylor
                                                                                                      Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Blame Game13/01/11 23:05:00 Colm Costello
                                                                                                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Blame Game14/01/11 12:57:00 Robin Taylor
                                                                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Blame Game14/01/11 17:51:00 Thomas Hillyard
                                                                                                The Blame Game14/01/11 18:40:00 George Knox
                                                                                                   Re:The Blame Game14/01/11 22:10:00 Colm Costello
                                                                                                      Re:Re:The Blame Game15/01/11 16:08:00 Jaz Brown
                                                                                                         Re:Re:Re:The Blame Game18/01/11 17:26:00 Peter Chadburn
                                                                                                      Re:Re:The Blame Game15/01/11 16:30:00 George Knox
                                                                                                      Re:Re:The Blame Game27/01/11 20:44:00 Simon Stewart
                                                            Re:The Blame Game11/01/11 16:55:00 Eric Alan Leach
                                                               Re:Re:The Blame Game doesn't answer the question16/01/11 09:40:00 Philippa Bond

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