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Hundreds turn out for Carlisle public services cuts rally

Hundreds of protesters gathered in Carlisle city centre for a rally against cuts to public services on Saturday.

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Dave i feel you got it a bit wrong as I certainly have not criticised the turn out with the Protest because I only wished there had been thousands out there not just a few hundred.

What people cannot see is that by voting we still do not have a true democracy because they are each the same mix as it swings only between 3 Parties the last of which did not get in by majority vote.

Cons have always been just that and always have lambasted the poorer end of Society.

Actually no, it swings between two Parties each of same ilk New Labour has been back door Cons, and then we have Cons., whilst Libs are weak but destructive also as Farming community have said at the outset in a supplement of Cumberland News some time back.

If we were truly Free men of our Land as are or were the Gypsies free to roam the lands we would not be in this controlled mess, then it is democracy. There would be no torturing or imprisonments. Egypt peoples know what the score is.

Posted by Pete on 31 January 2011 at 12:07

Well Pete I didnt say I didnt read the local paper I merely stated that On whatever night or nights I did read the paper I didnt see the article about the march.
You appear not to like this or the last government so I am unsure where your convictions lie.

Criticising people for taking the time and effort to protest is I feel way below the belt.

We all have families and mortgages to consider and eveyone that was out there on that march should be congratulated for their efforts?!

If it wasnt for trade unions and the right to protest etc we would still be in the dark ages, that is where I think we are heading back to under this government!

The big society is for those who are overpaidand have all the power in this country, the middle and working classes are getting hammered while the rich get richer!
Hopefully those who voted for the conservatives and are now suffering the effects of their policies will not vote for them next time around!

Posted by Dave on 27 January 2011 at 21:52

All City council's have and will be cutting jobs and our services. WE the citizens will pay the price, parking charges will rise, publically owned facillities will be sold. Bins maybe collected 3 weekly, bus concessions will eventually cease. I have heard that The Chief Executives of 126 Local Authorities are paid more than the Prime Minister ! In this mad Country it seems running a City badly acually pays more than running the entire Country badly. So when my Bus pass is stopped, my bin is overflowing. Who would I rather keep employed. Its like choosing between a neo natel consultant or Nick Clegg.

Posted by alma on 27 January 2011 at 21:38

Well Dave why not take an interest in your local paper then you would be aware of what was going on !

Only Economy matter to Gov'ts not the peoples, their own lives are not implicated in the wider cuts.How can Millionaires some of whom inherited that status put themselves in the peoples shoes that are losing their livelihoods.

I'd like to see them live in poverty or a council flat for a year on an amount then to take it away when there are no jobs and see how they too would like it.

Banks are as much to blame and should take better responsibility-debt is a part of the slavery system as are mortgages.

Gordon Brown sold off our Gold reserves did he not?
It is not i believe the ordinary person's fault it is those in power who have been reckless. It's all a set up for One World Gov't one world currency.

Posted by Pete on 27 January 2011 at 15:42

Pete, I am unsure of the connection between reading the local paper and the comment you make regarding taxes! Before you jump to conlusions maybe you should consider the implications of life without a public sector that cannot even provide basic services to the public if cuts of the amount being proposed take place!
Lots of people who work in the public sector have done other jobs for many years prior to their current employment, this can include from being in the forces to many other types of profession where you can be assured they paid their taxes in full as we also do in our jobs today!

In relation to not knowing about the March you assume that we all read the local paper everynight, hardly a lame excuse just an observation thats all!

Posted by Dave on 26 January 2011 at 21:40

English Democrats wouldn't know what to do if they ever gained any power. They are the most short sighted individuals I have ever spoken to. If they were in power we'd all be better off just leaving the UK.

Posted by Jeff on 26 January 2011 at 19:41

You assume that none of the parties listen to the electorate Pete. Big assumption there, for all you know there may be a large part of the country who do agree with what they are doing.

Fact is nothing can every been done to the bankers, nothing can ever be done to their bonuses. The matter is over, we have what we have, we have to deal with it. No amount of moaning about the bankers and their bonuses will fix the situation and the minute everyone gets over that we can move forward as a country.

I refer you back to my previous comment, we were all happy to borrow, spend, run up debt, buy things on credit. Now we have to reap what we have sown and cut our cloth accordingly.

Posted by Brian on 26 January 2011 at 19:17

English Democrats. The only party that cares about England.

The others have proven time and time again, they're in it for self gain. What happened to serving the electorate? They listen to nobody but themselves. Cuts all over the place, selling Englands forests, and once again Scotland and Wales are better off than the rest.

Posted by TopSod on 26 January 2011 at 18:16

Why Brian? It is not just the past it is in the present too with bankers bonuses they are still taking us all for a ride.

Whilst folks keep on voting thinking it is Democracy when it swings between 3 main parties who are all the same then we will not have a Government which should be run by the people for the people that is a Democratic state of being. None of the 3 main parties listen to the Electorate full stop. People seem asleep to the reality of it all and think cos they place a X that it is true democracy.

Posted by Pete on 26 January 2011 at 16:09

I'm starting to think all these people who are constantly blaming the banks should be rounded up by the police and kettled until they concede to stop mentioning it.

It's over, it's passed, get over it.

Posted by Brian on 26 January 2011 at 13:59

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