Another important piece from Pride’s Purge, who continue to pick up on big stories that the national media don’t take enough notice of. It’s also weird that in the week that I argued that Labour in Scotland are copying Nicola Murray in The Thick Of It by embracing Tory cuts, we have the issue of coastguards coming up, which of course was one of the issues that Murray haplessly alighted upon to try and highlight the opposition’s ‘credibility’. Once again, life is imitating satire……….
(not satire unfortunately – it’s the coalition government!)
UPDATE – This government cock-up could cost Tory MP Oliver Letwin his West Dorset seat at the next election!
More than half of the voters in his constituency have signed a petition protesting against the scrapping of the Portland rescue helicopter as part of government plans to cut coastguard and rescue services. See here for more info.
the coalition government’s biggest cock-up yet?
A government ‘mix-up’ over dates means the UK coast will be left inadequately guarded. For up to 2 years.
We know the coalition government has made some huge mistakes in its mad rush to sacrifice public services at the altar of austerity, but this one might just beat them all.
It’s not being very well reported but as part of its austerity measures, the government has just started closing half of all the local Coastguard Maritime Rescue…
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