Cynicism On Display?


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The page below was brought to Rothpols attention by an observant reader. Thought others might appreciate the cynicism on display, click on image to read the whole RMBC article:

Ship of fools?


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This weeks edition of the Rotherham Advertiser, takes Rotherham Council to task on the debt issue. This eye watering debt mountain, will become much more onerous for us to bear, when interest rates rise towards 5% over the next few … Continue reading

Sarah Champion’s attitude to misogyny?


Too good to miss! Republished from a comment: The reality is she doesn’t comment upon the misogyny within Rotherham Labour Party, so I don’t see any pheasants emerging. I can’t decide whether she is naive, not very bright or brighter … Continue reading

More determined than ever!


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This rather spiteful little letter appeared in last weeks Advertiser. Published anonymously one can only speculate as to who was the author? Helpfully these words bear an uncanny resemblance to a facebook posting by an old friend of Peter Thirlwall. … Continue reading

Star success for Rothpol commenter – PJ Cawkwell makes it into print!

The Star has today published a defence of the public sector workers who took strike action on Wednesday.The principal author, our very own Community Champion, PJ Cawkwell!

It’s right to strike

Published on Friday 2 December 2011 09:00

People should remember this week’s strike is not and has never just been about public sector pensions. This is also about a way of life.

I won’t sit back and let the Government charge me to see my GP, or to use any NHS facility, or to see day care centres for the elderly close down, or see the privatisation of public sector call centres such as HMRC and the DWP which means people being sacked to make way for lower-paid staff. Read on……………

Cameron demonises public sector workers it’s all been said before

The airwaves are chocked solid with negative stories about the public sector workers and their planned strike next Wednesday, 30th November.

For anyone left who doesn’t think the strike is justified you need look no further than this coverage, which is beginning to look awfully like a previous Tory Government, 1979-1997. Have they no more fresh ideas than to simply ape, the Thatcher Government?

Under Margaret Thatcher, Public Sector workers were blamed for almost all economic woes. When various workers from the Health Service had had enough of being made scapegoats and stood up and demanded a fair pay and conditions package, they were defeated eventually as were the Mineworkers after their heroic attempt to save their industry collapsed after more than a year.

This action is significant for uniting every single public sector union, from the First Division Association (Organises the most Senior Civil Servants) to PCS (Organises mostly below average on the pay scale). This has never been achieved before! This degree of unity has obviously worried Cameron and is quite a result! Even the most senior public servants are expected to strike on the 30th November!