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How this government wastes tax payers money - unbelievable!!

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Message 1 - posted by Marya_01, Dec 26, 2005

Don't these people have anything worthwhile to do? I'm furious to see this scandalous waste of taxpayers money.

Taken from The Scotsman online newspaper:

Alarm bells ringing over report on fire engine colour
DEPUTY Prime Minister John Prescott has commissioned a report to discover whether fire engines should be red.

The two-year study will also examine whether sirens make the right noise and if red fire engines are easy enough to see.


The Fire Brigade Union has condemned the research, which is estimated to cost around 10,000, as a "pointless exercise". One official said taxpayers' money was being spent to work out if "wah-wee" was a better noise than "wee-wah".

Researchers from Mr Prescott's office are expected to take trips abroad to see fire engines in other countries, even though red has been the favoured colour around the world for decades.

In Britain, the use of a bright red livery dates back to at least the formation of London's Metropolitan Fire Brigade in the 1860s.

The new project, which applies to England's 4000-strong fleet of fire engines, was defended by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister because the last review was in the 1990s.

But a union spokesman said: "This is an astonishing way to be spending public money.

"I'm sure the Government must hope the research comes back and says 'red' or they will have to spend millions of pounds respraying 4000 fire engines. What does colour or sound matter when you are faced with fire engines being cut and stations being closed?"


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Message 2 - posted by Marya_01, Jan 7, 2006

AND - how are you going to feel when you request an ambulance for a medical
emergency.........................................and find you get a group of firemen!!!!!!!!!!!!

If myself or any of my family are ill I want an ambulance or paramedic not a fire engine!!!!!

If you don't believe this ask your M.P. then ask some pertinent questions - starting with WHY?
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Message 3 - posted by U2059163, Jan 19, 2006

What do you expect from Punchy John, he isnt very bright, he was only a Waiter on a cross channel ferry. I cannot believe Phoney Teflon Tony leaves him in charge of the country when he goes on hols, God forbid if he had to make a decision.
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Message 4 - posted by Marya_01, Jan 22, 2006

What do you expect from Punchy John, he isnt very bright, he was only a Waiter on a cross channel ferry. I cannot believe Phoney Teflon Tony leaves him in charge of the country when he goes on hols, God forbid if he had to make a decision.

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I'd like to know why he isn't in prison for non-payment of council tax! Surely this makes him a criminal? After all they can jail 70 year olds after handcuffing them 'for their own safety' to get them into a police car!
Why aren't the good citizens of this country crying out for justice? If this was any other country in the world people would be 'up in arms' about the injustice. Makes my blood boil to think they get away with criminal acts like this!!<steam> <steam> <steam>
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Message 5 - posted by John of Paddington, Jan 22, 2006

But you don't see the reason the 70yr old and other were arrested because they 'PROTESTED' fat old 2Jags only thumps protesters. The Contry being run by an exbarman or should that read a be 'Barsteward'.
What do you expect from Punchy John, he isnt very bright, he was only a Waiter on a cross channel ferry. I cannot believe Phoney Teflon Tony leaves him in charge of the country when he goes on hols, God forbid if he had to make a decision.


I'd like to know why he isn't in prison for non-payment of council tax! Surely this makes him a criminal? After all they can jail 70 year olds after handcuffing them 'for their own safety' to get them into a police car!
Why aren't the good citizens of this country crying out for justice? If this was any other country in the world people would be 'up in arms' about the injustice. Makes my blood boil to think they get away with criminal acts like this!!<steam> <steam> <steam>

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Message 6 - posted by U2059163, Jan 23, 2006

There is a really good article in the Mail on Sunday about 'thick' two jags John. before he got into parliament he was always craping on about the rich and the overpaid, now he has joined them, his big house near Hull, his flat and big country house, I dont see him complaining now. He is typical ex working class,(nothing against the working class in general) who tries to talk with a'plum in his mouth', who lacks class, but underneath is still a puncher.
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