Our ‘leaders’ should steer clear of privatisation
10:45am Wednesday 8th August 2012 in Letters
When will this crowd at County Hall, particularly the so-called unelected cabinet ever learn? Surely after the privatisation of Somerset’s in-house services, G45 and other disasters, private initiatives, you would think our so-called “leaders” wouldn’t touch privatisation with a barge pole? But no! You’ve guessed it, our Tory/Independent led top brass want to put, in Councillor Double’s own words, 1,000 jobs in jeopardy.
People in all walks of life, from all political spectrums don’t want it, don’t need it and don’t understand why local jobs in house in Cornwall should be outsourced to international private companies are of which is American owned. So much for looking after Cornish jobs for Cornish people! Councillor Double (is that a Cornish name?) and his misguided cabinet should first of all consult the electorate first on such a major change of policy, would not have happened in my day. At Kerrier, councillors then had backbone and looked after their respective communities.
Still, we can always remember and kick out of touch councillors out of office at the next election. As the saying goes, “we will remember them” – look what happened to the Lib-Dems not listening! Reality soon I think.
Tommy Bray, Ex Chairman (DC)