Thursday, November 17, 2011

Solar Panel Future

Great news 39 properties in Plas Madoc will be having the new Solar Panels, which are being manufactured by Sharp in Llay.

This will not only mean cheaper electricity for those tenants but a lower carbon footprint for Plas Madoc.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Rights for Agency Workers

What is the government up to? it wants to set up a commission to investigate what rights agency workers should have. That sounds like a delaying tactic to me and many others and a sop to big business. Agency workers should be given the same rights as proper full & part-time workers get. At the moment agency workers are the second class workers of the British economy. It cannot be right that agency workers do the same job as ordinary employees of a company but get less pay and less rights over overtime pay, holidays ect.

The labour party was invented to represent the interest of the workers in Parliament, i joined the party over its commitment for a minimum wage & pledge to sign the European Social chapter. Those were the workers issues of the 1990s giving agency workers the same rights as ordinary employees is the employment issue of this decade and the government should do what it is supposed to do, stand up for fairness in the workplace and leave exploitation up to the Tories.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Nationalisation at last!

At last the government has done the right thing and nationalised Northern Rock. Why it has been so timmid when it comes to natinalisation i think is a throw back to the 1980s when privatisation was cool and nationalisation was out of date and old fashioned.

The government rather than being shy about nationalisation should be making a strong case for its return in certain situations. Take the Railways, ok Network Rail is state owned but why not bring back the whole railway under state ownership? The privatised system is costing the taxpayer twice as much as when it was state owned and the service is worse! Another case is for water to be nationalised. Fed up of expensive water bills? water companies are private monoplolies licensed to print money. Water is a national resource and as such should be owned by the people, not private proffiteers. So come on Gordon don`t be shy make the case for nationalisation.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

"Happy Christmas"

I would like to wish everyone that lives in Plas Madoc and others that read this blog a very merry christmas and a happy new new year.

If you live in Plas Madoc and wish to contact me during the festive period you can phone me on 07855 620891

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Northern Rock Vs Fairpack

What is the difference between Northern Rock & Fairpack. Northern rock has thousands of middle class savers so must be saved fairpack had thousands of working class saver so must be allowed to fail.

Every taxpayer has put £900 of their money into failed bank Northern rock in order to make sure everyone who has savings with that institution is not at risk from loosing a penny. On the other hand Fairpack customers who are mainly poor working class people only get 5p of every £1 they saved with that company. I realise that the government must be seen to uphold the British banking system but giving just 5p in the pound to every saver of failed Fairpack is an insult to the poor of this country.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

A Nightmare of a Ministry

Before Gordon Brown became Chancellor, the Treasury was a nightmare department with each Chancellor getting into trouble over something going wrong in the economy. But from 1997 to 2007 being Chancellor has been a fine job with virtually nothing going wrong, quite remarkable!

However since Gordon Brrown left in June and Mr Darling took over it has gone back to being the job it was prior to May 1997 - a Nightmare! First poor Alistair has had to put up with the Northern Rock crisis, a bank which should have been nationalised the minute it got into trouble and now H.M Revenue & Customs loosing records of up to 25 million people and all of the children in the U.K. And it will probably not stop their.

Whatever magic ingredient Gordon Brown had for managing this Department Alistair Darling needs in spades.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

We will remember them

This morning we had the annual Remembrance day service at the Cenotaph, Cefn Mawr. As Chairman of the Community Council I laid the wreath on behalf of the whole community, an excellent service was conducted by the Rev Aiden Coleman. It was nice to see, despite having to stand in pouring rain so many people from across the community turning out, more people each year are turning out to pay there respects to those who have died in war.