Monday, 6 April 2015
E is for...............................
If you have been reading you will know that on Friday I played with some others members of the Croydon Brass Band for a Good Friday Walk of witness. Although there were a good number of people on the walk and we made a decent sound it was very noticeable how little impact Good Friday was having on most people. The shops were all open and seemed to be doing a good trade, lots of people were taking advantage of having a day off indeed this was the very image of a thriving multi cultural high street.
I think I see this more as an example of how the government's spend cuts have gone too far.
After the walk I did drive down to Cardiff, and it was a truly awful journey, the roads were very busy with many, many families again taking advantage of the holiday to get away. The heavy traffic on the M4 was punctuated with some examples of dreadful driving, probably brought on by the heavy traffic ( I wish people would remember that they do not get stuck in traffic, they are traffic), although I saw no accidents myself, there was one I only just missed and the outfall of several others. Through all this I saw no Police cars, and I know that in Wales there are no longer any dedicated Motorway patrols. I am sure that the odd Police presence concentrates the minds of drivers, and makes the ever increasing regulations more enforceable. This is just another example of insufficient funding for the job we want done.
So my E is not Easter but ENOUGH, I have had enough of these cuts, I want a government that will commit itself to spending enough to provide enough service. I fear I will once again be disappointed.