Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Firemen sacked for 'making new recruit ballet dance' in spoof initiation interview

Firemen sacked for 'making new recruit ballet dance' in spoof initiation interview

This article appeared in the Daily Mail you can see it on line. These type of initiation test have been common for years especially in Male Dominated work places, it is normally well humoured and helps bonding with fellow work mates and leads to life long friends and in the case the Fire Service, Armed Services etc makes the recepient part of a team that he will need in times of great danger. So what have our Fire Chiefs now decided it is a form of bullying and have sacked two long serving Fireman. More and more like the Police Force these Top Officers, who are paid incredible money, seem to invent things to justify their existance and their pay scale, they need to get back to where they started and start understanding their workforce instead of impeding them. The PC world is the ultimate form of bullying

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Diane Howard says Derek Wyatt MP is great

Editor EKG
Thursday, 24 April 2008
Dear Editor
I read with interest the letter from Diane Howard in last weeks EKG, the problem I have with Diane is it is difficult to know what she believes in one moment she is a member of the Old Labour Party, then it’s the SDP, then LibDems and now Nu Labour. Yet credit where it due she at least got a letter printed mentioning the dreaded word Europe something I have tried to do for years with no success with any regional paper, She berated Gordon Henderson I presume for being a Euro Sceptic, Dianne should realise that the majority of people in this country think the same as Gordon, it was interesting to note the letter was printed on the same day that the EU want to divide England into 3 financial regions with the name England abolished. The EU has become a dictatorship and does not represent the views of the electorate and with Gordon Brown and his Government (including Derek Wyatt MP) refusing to let the people of GB have a referendum on the EU Constitution, something promised by Mr Brown, it can only be a matter of time before the people of GB rebel hopefully with Civil Disobedience not violence.
She moved on to say what a Marvellous MP Derek Wyatt was and presumably his government. Is this the same Derek Wyatt who’s party has seen Local Post Offices close, over seen the collapse of Pension Schemes, Allowed prisoners out early to commit more crime, Allowed violent crime to slide out of control, Allowed uncontrolled immigration sacrificing British jobs to immigrants, Would not supply our troops with proper equipment and refuse to give the wounded proper compensation, Restricted the use of vital drugs to patience because of lack of funds, while allowing MP’s of all parties to wallow in the mire of uncontrolled expenses. Is that the same Derek Wyatt MP?

Yours Faithfully

Martin Clarke

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Are Southern Water Cheats

Dear Editor

In my House I have 4 bedsits have done for some years these are registered with the Council as a Home in Multiple Occupancy, the other day we had some letters delivered by Southern Water demanding money from each of the bedsits which they referred to as Flats. Obviously as an HMO I am responsible for the water supply and bedsits are included as we have a water meter.
The reason I am writing to make people aware of how Southern Water are trying to cheat customers:
1) These so called flats are all in one house, so if they were not individually metered the estimated usage one would have thought should be the same OH NO two were estimated at £525.37p and the others at £437.06p this was for a two year period SO how do southern Water calculate non metered water supply?
2) As the house is metered I know exactly how much was used and it was approx £600 per annum for my private part and the four bedsits. According to Southern Water calculated the four bedsits used £962 approx.
3) £362 more then actually was used, now if these were flats and liable for water rates I would have still to pay £600 and the rest £962.
4) Now in my mind that is a swindle taking £962 from people and supplying no goods
5) The thing that should worry everyone else unless you have a water meter how much are Southern Water cheating you buy

So everyone should get a water meter fitted well I have built some flats and the cost to supply two flats was £2034.58p that was to bring a water pipe approx 10 feet from the main supply in the road to the edge of the property and supply a double meter approx ½ days work for two men. I had to organise the supply from the meter to the flats. I bet you want a water meter now and why does Southern Water want you to have a water meter when they can rip you off with estimates.

Then they have the cheek to tell you not run water when cleaning your teeth. If the government were interested in Green issue they should make it compulsory for Southern Water to supply meters free of charge but then the greedy share holder will not get such a big dividend

Martin Clarke Sittingbourne


Read the letter below from Derek Wyatt MP and then read my reply plus Gordon Henderson's

I have to respect Captains captain’s decision

IN HIS letter to you (Times Guardian, March 27).Gordon Henderson attacked me for not voting against the Government’s plans for the PostOffice. Since June, 20071 have been the Parliamentary Private Secretary in the Department ofCulture, Media and Sport for the Rt Hon Margaret Hodge, Minister for the Arts I have alsoacted unofficially for Gerry Sutcliffe, Minister for Sport.Mr. Henderson should know by now, as he has already been a failed Parliamentary candidatethat a PPS is a member of the Government.As a PPS I am a team player. Just as in my rugby days! am free to speak my mind about teampolicies and express my own ideas but when the team captain and management makea decision, I have to respect it. However. I am not surprised Mr Henderson does not understandthis principle. I have never once heard him express or support his parties policy on anynationa1 issue. especially since David Cameron became leader So just for the record, theTories, before the last election. wanted to privatized the Post Office which would have led towholesale closures including most of our post offices on the Isle of Sheppey. I lobbied last yearand helped keep all our Island post offices open. I was the first MP to suggest we should beable to bid for rural and semi-rural post offices as Tory controlled Essex CC is doing (but notTory controlled KCC). Likewise, I was the flrst to suggest combining the rural library servicewith a rural post office service, a simple solution that would help those that are elderly livingin our smaller village&Derek Wyatt, MP,Sittingbourne and Sheppey

This letter signifies everything that is wrong with the Political Elite in this country and Mr Wyatt should be ashamed of himself. He has put party interest before the people he complains to represent, to make the excuse that he is a team player and he uses a Rugby analogy to legitimise himself, well Mr Wyatt politics is not a sport it about people lives. Lose a game of rugby the world will not change make a mistake in Government and it can. To follow the party line when you know it is wrong is immoral especially when it life changing, to campaign to save Post Offices then vote to have them closed is dishonest and deceitful. Henchman of the Nazis, Communists excuse when brought to justice was I was only obeying orders. I am no fan of Nu Labour politician come to that my faith in all politicians is somewhat stretched but you Mr Wyatt take the biscuit.

Dear SirOur MP accuses me of not supporting any national Conservative Party policy. That is not true; I support most of David Cameron’s policies. For instance: I support David’s opposition to the scandalous abolition of the 10P tax band that will see so many hard pressed Islanders worse off.I support his call for a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty (EU Constitution) and I support his opposition to the Government’s decision to build more coal fire power stations (such as at Kingsnorth).I support David’s pledge that the Family will be at the heart of every policy introduced by a future Conservative Government. I support his view that there should be a cap on immigration and I support his plans to let only English MPs vote on issues solely relating to England.I support David’s call for more openness in the funding of political parties. I support his call for MPs expenses to be published and I support his pledge to abolish the unelected regional assemblies. I could go on, but I won’t because I think I have made my point!However, it is true that I do not agree with all David Cameron’s policies and where I do not agree I am happy to let my opposition be known. I am not ashamed of being able to think for myself without the help of those who lead my Party.In fact, for that very reason I would like to thank our MP for making clear that at the next General Election Islanders will have a clear choice. They will be able to vote either for somebody who puts his political party, and his desire to climb up the greasy political pole, before those who elected him, or, they can vote for somebody who will always put the interests of his constituents first, even if that brings me into conflict with my “team captain”!Yours sincerelyGordon Henderson
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Monday, September 18, 2006
Poles & Tesco Sheerness
Is there any truth in the rumor that Tesco Sheerness will only employ Poles for night time shelf stacking? have they (Tesco) come to arrangement with an outside contractor to supply them with Labour? Which will be cheap Labour putting more Englishman out ot of work!

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Over Regulated???

In the year 2007 the Lord came unto Noah, who was now living in England, and said:
"Once again, the earth has become wicked and over-populated, and I see the end of all flesh before me. Build another Ark and save two of every living thing along with a few good humans."

He gave Noah the CAD drawings, saying: "You have 6 months to build the Ark before I will start the unending rain for 40 days and 40 nights."

Six months later, the Lord looked down and saw Noah weeping in his yard, but no Ark.

"Noah!" He roared, "I'm about to start the rain! Where is the Ark?"

"Forgive me, Lord," begged Noah, "but things have changed. I needed Building Regulations Approval and I've been arguing with the Fire Brigade about the need for a sprinkler system.
My neighbours claim that I should have obtained planning permission for building the Ark in my garden because it is development of the site, even though in my view it is a temporary structure.

We had to then go to appeal to the Secretary of State for a decision. Then the Department of Transport demanded a bond be posted for the future costs of moving power lines and other overhead obstructions to clear the passage for the Ark's move to the sea. I told them that the sea would be coming to us, but they would hear nothing of it.

Getting the wood was another problem. All the decent trees have Tree Preservation Orders on them and we live in a Site of Special Scientific Interest set up in order to protect the spotted owl. I tried to convince the environmentalists that I needed the wood to save the owls - but no go!

When I started gathering the animals, the RSPCA sued me. They insisted that I was confining wild animals against their will. They argued the accommodation was too restrictive, and it was cruel and inhumane to put so many animals in a confined space.

Then the County Council, the Environment Agency and the Rivers Authority ruled that I couldn't build the Ark until they'd conducted an environmental impact study on your proposed flood.

I'm still trying to resolve a complaint with the Equal Opportunities Commission on how many disabled carpenters I'm supposed to hire for my building team. The trades unions say I can't use my sons. They insist I have to hire only accredited workers with Ark-building experience.

To make matters worse, Customs and Excise seized all my assets, claiming I'm trying to leave the country illegally with endangered species.

So, forgive me, Lord, but it would take at least 10 years for me to finish this Ark."

Suddenly the skies cleared, the sun began to shine, and a rainbow stretched across the sky.

Noah looked up in wonder and asked, "You mean you're not going to destroy the world?"

"No," said the Lord. "The British government beat me to it."