WHATEVER bright spark in the Government thought it was a good idea to give a reported £6bn contract to the German firm Siemens to build Thameslink train carriages should lose his job, just like the minimum 1400+ people who are now facing redundancy from Bombardier thanks to his decision.
Rail Union RMT predicts that as well as 1429 direct job losses, another 13,000 jobs will be impacted on from supplier firms. Who does the bright spark – more like dim bulb – think is going to end up paying for these job losses? Siemens? I don’t think so, even the most backward thinker knows it is the UK Government and the dole queues will grow, housing benefit will be called upon and the cost in benefits will be in the millions.
But that’s just the financial cost – what about the shock, pain and sense of despair that these people and their families will endure? It is our own Government doing that to our own people, it is incomprehensible.
And what about the British manufacturing industry? There’s a reason that Japan and China are the new economic superpowers – they make things. In Britain, if a bright spark thinks they can save a pound by buying it from abroad and putting whole communities into poverty then they think it’s them doing their job right. In this case the dim bulb hasn’t seen the big picture. The first job of the British Government is to protect its own people and you don’t do that by giving our money/industry away and making people unemployed.
Rant over – the Government will need to U-turn on this or face a massive backlash I am sure – there is no cohesive sensible economic policy on show here, just a dim bulb saving a pound in his department and losing £5million elsewhere. Join up the dots fellas…otherwise you can be assured when the voters get their chance you will be joining the dole queue yourselves.
Whether you own a Yurt or a mansion, suffer from subsidence or live in a flood risk area, there is Property Insurance available at realistic prices to cover your risk so you know you can live with the peace of mind your home is insured.
It’s good to know the insurance firms with dim bulbs working at them do not last long in Property Insurance largely due to the fact they can’t do the sums and are so price uncompetitive they either get sacked or go out of business.
Maybe the Government could get the UK economy back on track and take a lesson from Property Insurance providers. And all dim bulbs should be put out before the lights in the UK manufacturing sector really do go off for good.