17 February 2011

...just a little bit of politics...

great news about the forests! that's the first successful petition i have ever signed. probably also says a lot more about the demographic who organised and spoke out. i doubt those most affected by the welfare cuts will be heard with such sincerity.

to be honest i've been feeling more than a little jaded with regards to politics in recent years. pretty much every demonstration i have ever been on has had little to no effect. do you remember when... further education was free...when over 100,000 folks took to london town in protest of the invasion of iraq...hmmm. and what with the current state of affairs you do begin to wonder why you bothered voting in the first place. but that's the point, i've earned the right to complain!

lets ride this wave of people power. join the national demonstration against cuts. march 26th, victoria embankment, london town.

that is all.

10 comments:

Simon said...

Yep, Helen is going on the 26th. My appointed task however is to stay at home looking after Ozzy and Skyline fretting...

kate said...

brilliant. but surely a pre race stroll would be perfect ;)

sbrt said...

Kate for PM

Glad nursy school s going well.

kate said...

hahaha! thanks....or PM, probably mental ;)

Daz H said...

Ah well done on your nursing
Never been on a demo.
Your bike picture with the kit on it is just like mine in the kitchen.

ultra collie said...

but we havent had any power cuts for eons??

kate said...

daz- never been on a demo? this is the perfect time to start and i promise to get you home in time for the skyline ;)

uc- *dad joke*. that is all ;)

Dorian Grey said...

It is good news Kate, thats for sure. However, what most people don't realise its being going on for years (ever since Maggie Thatcher tried it in the early 90's). They are still planning on selling some smaller outlying less productive areas; its only the larger forested areas that will remain unaffected. Although this is often not a bad thing as new owners tend to have more money to spend on them to improve the habitat and management of the area. Whereas the FC generally shut the gate on the remote areas (back to those spending cuts again!) and a lot are often negelected (says he from first hand experience). Still though I agree the nation needs to keep the current FC forests :)

Groover said...

Well done, I'm yet to experience the joys of a successful petition. The ones I signed? Petition #1: Day Light Saving for Queensland - smashed because the cows can't cope with the time difference! Petition #2: 1m minimum didtance when passing a bicycle on the road - smashed because motorised vehicles can't cope with too much space!

kate said...

dorian- so, not just content with stealing our milk, she was nabbing our forests too! interesting comments though, i hadn't realised that was the case around funding.

groover- but the important thing is that you cared enough to try and make a difference. keep on pedaling and keep on signing :)