I was interested to read Alistair Burt’s comments in the Biggleswade Comet (5th October) about his desire to improve accessibility at Biggleswade train station. Mr Burt mentions that his government operates an Access for All fund to enable equal access for passengers. What he neglected to mention was that his government has consistently cut funding … Continue reading ‘Access for All’ off the Rails
After Trump's election I hoped, without any real conviction I must admit, that perhaps all the lies, posturing, distasteful stances on any number of topics, the 'America First' speeches etc. were all just bluster, and once in office he would settle down and would be the figurehead for your usual Republican administration, albeit a particularly right wing … Continue reading Trump – School Bully turns Head Teacher
Recently there was a fatality on the East Coast Main Line due to a person being struck by a train. What followed on social media was disappointingly familiar, and while not stooping to Jeremy Clarkson's level - who stated that we should leave the bodies on the track for scavenging animals - gave little, if … Continue reading Fatality on the Railway
This week the Supreme Court ruled that Employment Tribunal fees, which could amount to £1,200 must be abolished as they meant that the law could not be accessed equally by all. In wonderful understatement and the minimum of legalese the Judges totally demolished the Lord Chancellor's argument to impose the fees and gave a salutary … Continue reading Employment Tribunal fees – a lesson in history for the Lord Chancellor
Images of the Grenfell Tower fire will be etched in our memories for many years, much like the tragic events that took place at Hillsborough. There is no doubt that this tragedy was avoidable and not an accident in the true sense of the word 'an unforeseen circumstance, that happens without apparent cause.' This tragedy was … Continue reading Grenfell
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