Cemetery work caused distress
I VISITED my mother’s grave at Brooklands Cemetery recently with some flowers for Mother’s Day, only to find that all the plants and rose bushes I had so lovingly planted in her memory had been dug up and completely removed.
This, as I am sure many readers can imagine, was a complete shock, and I was horrified that such a thing could be done without any warning or consideration for the family’s feelings.
I had no communication or notice of what Trafford Council groundsmen intended to do.
Surely this should not have been done without prior notice (my name and address will be in Trafford Council’s records when I purchased the plot in 2006 and this hasn’t changed).
I am extremely upset and angry about this and feel that the very least Sale Cemetery ground staff could have done was to offer me the opportunity of taking the many plants and rose bushes home with me.
This is not the way to treat grieving people, whose only solace is to visit the graves of loved ones and quietly remember them. It is an absolute disgrace that people should be treated in this way, lacking any compassion whatsoever.
PM CAUSED THE NHS CRISIS
THE real reason George Osborne wants to hand Greater Manchester its entire Health and Social care budget – currently worth £6bn – is because the NHS is in crisis, with overstretched and underfunded services, caused by David Cameron’s policies.
Four years ago his Mr Cameron and his health secretary decided to re-organise the NHS at a cost of £3bn saying we would have a much better, safe and secure health service – this did not happen.
I am sure the dedicated people who work in the NHS for Greater Manchester will use the funding, and will do their best to deliver the best possible healthcare.
However, when targets are not met, and things start to go wrong, Mr Cameron and Mr Osborne will blame Greater Manchester for these failings, diverting any responsibility from themselves.
The chancellor has made this announcement to give this £6bn funding control to Greater Manchester to divert criticism away from the disgraceful running of the NHS by his party before the general election.
OUR ECONOMY IS STRONG
IN response to Kate Green’s opinion about the economy.
I suppose young people won’t benefit from the 10,000+ jobs being created every week from the nearrecord levels of investment in Britain by foreign investors; by the reducing tax burdens; by the resurgent manufacturing sector; by the almost zero inflation rate; by the falling national deficit that Labour’s borrowing helped foist upon us.
Or from the feel- good factor that is making our economy the best and most competitive in the western world as we speak?
No, it would be much more sensible, according to Labour, to tax the living daylights out of every successful business, thereby stunting economic growth; to tax hard workers until the pips squeak; and to cripple any company, through taxation, that might be able to expand, thereby reducing the likelihood of new jobs being created.
Labour have no other tactic than higher taxation and borrowing, both of which are the last thing this nation needs at the moment.