“The society which has abolished every kind of adventure makes its own abolition the only possible adventure.” Paris, May 1968

Friday, 17 May 2013

Every second counts. Stop fire service cuts.

In an interview this morning, Matt Wrack General Secretary of the Fire Brigade Union, made what I thought was an interesting observation. As part of a general discussion about government cuts to the Fire and Rescue Service the matter of foam filled upholstery came up. Wrack pointed out that in the 1980's his union had campaigned tirelessly for legislation regarding this highly flammable material that also emits very toxic fumes when burning. He also mentioned, almost as an aside, that some of the most vociferous opponents of that campaign are in government today. So who are these scumbags who would gamble with the lives of both firefighters and the public, and what was their connection to the furniture trade? Name 'em and shame 'em.

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