Thursday, 16 April 2009

Pothole go-slow to 'calm traffic'

"BBC NEWS | England | Essex | Pothole go-slow to 'calm traffic'
An Essex parish council wants potholes to be left unfilled for longer to act as a "natural traffic calming" measure. Navestock parish councillors claim repairing potholes is costly and allows motorists to drive faster.
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You can bet the dipstick that came up with this has never ridden a motorbike.

BBC NEWS | England | Essex | Pothole go-slow to 'calm traffic'

Monday, 13 April 2009

Police arrest 114 in(?) 'power demo'

"BBC NEWS | England | Nottinghamshire | Police arrest 114 in 'power demo'
More than 100 people have been arrested in Nottingham over a suspected plan to target a power station. Police said 114 men and women were arrested in Sneinton Dale on suspicion of conspiracy to commit aggravated trespass and criminal damage. Officers said they believed those arrested were planning to protest at nearby Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station."

One step closer to the Police State - people denied the right to protest.

BBC NEWS | England | Nottinghamshire | Police arrest 114 in 'power demo'

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

PM heralds 'green economy' Budget

"BBC NEWS | Politics | PM heralds 'green economy' Budget
"Prime Minister Gordon Brown is promising this month's Budget will plot a 'green' route to economic recovery.
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So says the man who is doing a great job of propping up the World's airline industry, expanding airports like Heathrow.

"Trials of electric cars, a roadside network of vehicle-charging points and incentives for environmentally-friendly carmakers are among planned measures."

And where's the electricity coming from? Gas, oil and coal-fired power stations, of course. There's no such thing as an environmentally-friendly car.

"He said that moving the UK to a low-carbon economy would create 400,000 new jobs over the next eight years."

Where the hell did that figure come from - sounds like he just plucked it out of the air.

"Green economy budget" - this is just going to be another excuse to increase taxes.

BBC NEWS | Politics | PM heralds 'green economy' Budget

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

PM curbs top public servants' pay

"BBC NEWS | Politics | PM curbs top public servants' pay
Senior civil servants, top NHS managers and judges will get a lower than recommended pay rise of 1.5% next year, Gordon Brown has announced. Senior public sector staff should lead by showing 'restraint', Mr Brown told MPs, who will get a pay rise of 2.33%
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Nice ironic reporting by the BBC, there.

BBC NEWS | Politics | PM curbs top public servants' pay