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Massive Government Cutbacks Already Going On Behind The Scenes

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This article in my local rag interested me. The LSC (schools learning council), suddenly pulled £450 million that had been promised for projects across Sussex. Many of these projects had been encouraged and were in the advanced stages of planning, leaving the schools and businesses involved in trouble. I see this as the government desperately trying to find ways to cut back money without directly laying off state employees or cutting welfare payments. The kind of projects they are cutting are good investments and will produce private sector jobs, however our vial government would rather protect its core electorate than do what is best for the future of this country.

edited to add: http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/4462738.__4...ans_in_tatters/

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And where are the 'scroungers' in all this?

Is it an unemployment thread which is blaming the unemployed -can`t figure it out ?

Maybe they should cut welfare payments - after all JSA is currently £65 a week compared to 209Euro a week in Ireland and similar in Germany ...

Damn scroungers.

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parking round my way is a nightmare. peak traffic wardens was 3 a day, 2007/8. if your car cast a shadow on a yellow line you got a ticket. suddenly cut to one a day some months ago, and recently i haven't seen a single traffic warden

they can keep that up!

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parking round my way is a nightmare. peak traffic wardens was 3 a day, 2007/8. if your car cast a shadow on a yellow line you got a ticket. suddenly cut to one a day some months ago, and recently i haven't seen a single traffic warden

they can keep that up!

Parking restrictions helped drive out small independent tradesmen and businesses. The supermarkets, on the other hand, must be taking the councillors to the same lapdance clubs that casino owners are, because they get planning permission wherever they want :lol:

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I'm just pleased to see they're stopping doing stuff. When that extends into more areas where they control our lives that'll be great news.

We still had two guys sitting on a private road all day the other day doing a traffic audit. Yes, a private track and by midday he was up to 14 cars. All courtesy off the Council Tax, so they're not taking it seriously yet.

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I'm just pleased to see they're stopping doing stuff. When that extends into more areas where they control our lives that'll be great news.

We still had two guys sitting on a private road all day the other day doing a traffic audit. Yes, a private track and by midday he was up to 14 cars. All courtesy off the Council Tax, so they're not taking it seriously yet.

That is an outrage.

We need front line, essential public service staff and a few in the background supporting.

They can get rid of all the stuff like your traffic monitors. They can do that electronically now anyway.

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That is an outrage.

We need front line, essential public service staff and a few in the background supporting.

They can get rid of all the stuff like your traffic monitors. They can do that electronically now anyway.

I asked them why they were doing it and they showed me their instruction/map stuff. I said what I meant was what use would the data be put to (hardly going to build a ring road round my house are they?) and he said he didn't know because - oh yes, it gets better - they don't work for the Council, it's contracted out.

So I wonder what the hourly charge out rate was. Shall we estimate £25/hr, minimum? Two blokes, and they did 12 hours. Add travel (a certainty) so let's call it 13 hours x 2 x 25 = £650 plus any expenses to count the 20 times my car and the few neighbours we have went down our drive.

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I asked them why they were doing it and they showed me their instruction/map stuff. I said what I meant was what use would the data be put to (hardly going to build a ring road round my house are they?) and he said he didn't know because - oh yes, it gets better - they don't work for the Council, it's contracted out.

So I wonder what the hourly charge out rate was. Shall we estimate £25/hr, minimum? Two blokes, and they did 12 hours. Add travel (a certainty) so let's call it 13 hours x 2 x 25 = £650 plus any expenses to count the 20 times my car and the few neighbours we have went down our drive.

I would have asked them to leave the land as it is private and to stop breaching the human rights of the owners privacy by monitoring their movements.

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I asked them why they were doing it and they showed me their instruction/map stuff. I said what I meant was what use would the data be put to (hardly going to build a ring road round my house are they?) and he said he didn't know because - oh yes, it gets better - they don't work for the Council, it's contracted out.

So I wonder what the hourly charge out rate was. Shall we estimate £25/hr, minimum? Two blokes, and they did 12 hours. Add travel (a certainty) so let's call it 13 hours x 2 x 25 = £650 plus any expenses to count the 20 times my car and the few neighbours we have went down our drive.

In a previous life I was involved in this kind of thing and it wasn't much better than minimum wage. They will be aiming to make it up on the petrol/expenses.

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