Wallasey Trading Standards Division demolishes ‘confusion’ that Limekiln Road is targeted by new team investigating under-age alcohol sales.

17th April 2011

Rana and Pam are smiling with delight, outside their shop, having received an official letter from the Council confirming that Limekiln Lane, where theirs is the ONLY shop, is NOT a target! Labour candidate Chris Jones is also in the picture.

A few weeks ago Wallasey Tories, on behalf of Denis Knowles, put a map of the area in one of their electioneering leaflets, in which they published:
” LIMEKILN  LANE a new team to tackle problems caused by under-age sale of alcohol will start work soon.”
There is only one outlet for alcohol in Limekiln Lane.  It belongs to a Sikh couple, Rana and Pam Singh, seen in the photograph outside their very popular local shop.
That was the Tory election propaganda.  What are the facts?
Fact no. 1.    “NO DECISION HAS BEEN MADE TO TARGET LIMEKILN LANE.” These exact words were confirmed in a letter to Mr Singh, who everybody knows as Rana, by the Council’s Trading Standards Manager after Rana made a request under the Freedom of Information Act.
Fact no. 2.  THE TRADING STANDARDS MANAGER confirmed that any test purchasing exercise is based on information received by them, by the Council’s Licensing Team, or by the Police.
Fact no . 3.  MR SINGH WAS ‘THANKED‘ AND ‘CONGRATULATED‘ BY THE POLICE for his strict refusal to serve under-age ‘would be purchasers’ during their ‘tests’.
Fact no. 4.  SINCE THOSE TESTS THE POLICE HAVE CONFIRMED THAT THERE CONTINUES TO BE NO SUSPICION ABOUT HIS SHOP.
As the Conservatives have bragged that 11,000 people received their propaganda leaflet we are curious to know what they intend to do about it.
Meanwhile log onto our earlier posting:  http://seacombelabour.org/because-seacombe-matters-/2011/03/25/
Watch this space!!!
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Poulton House – the end?

26th March 2011

This must seem a sad day for many of those who have benefited from the care provided by our community through the staff of Seacombe’s much loved Poulton House.

Chris has a sad expression at Poulton House – now standing empty following the privatisation policy of this Tory-led council.

After going over to Oxton earlier today to support our workers there, in their campaign against the Tory-led Council’s savage cuts policy, Chris called by to visit the now silent shell of Poulton House.  Until a few days ago it housed so many of our people in need of care. 

But today its rooms were empty and only two staff remained to look after a once happy and vibrant, now silent, building.  For them there may be no future in the work they have loved with the people for whom they have cared for so long.

Under the Tory ‘mantra’ of privatisation is health care reduced to the status of a ‘commodity’ in the ‘private-profit’ market place? 

See also our earlier postings on this and other matters:

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Robin Hoods in reverse? Making hard working families, the poor, the disabled, the sick,& low paid workers, pay for the bankers’ debts to each other through their stock exchange gambling and financial rip-offs?

 

With 14 or so millionaires in his cabinet is it any surprise that Cameron’s Tory Government, propped up by its Liberal crutch, is now taking from the poor to ensure the rich stay that way?  It’s particularly interesting to observe the clever language being used in the subtle propaganda campaign.

‘We are all in this together’  –  ‘We must all share the burden’  –  ‘Hard but fair’  – and so on and so forth.  But when we look at the huge international debt what does it consist of? 

Is it your debt?  Is it my debt?

Isn’t it the Bankers’ debt?  And doesn’t it consist of entries in ledgers as distinct from debts of real money? 

The Tories have always been ideologically antagonistic to any sort of real benefit for working people for the very simple reason that all things are paid for from the surpluses of industry.   If a high proportion of the surplus goes to providing health care, pensions, good schooling, decent leisure facilities, and good living standards for the workers in society who produce the wealth then the portion of the surplus left for the bankers, the industrialists, and the other profit makers is that much lower. 

So when all the dross is cut away isn’t that what the Tory/Liberal alliance is now about?

And where do Wirral’s Liberals stand in this mess?  Incredibly, they have chosen to prop up the Wirral Tories.  And Wirral Tories, when they are not fantasising about being Cuban Marxists***  are preparing themselves to carry out the assault on Wirral services and jobs demanded by the Con-Dem national coalition government.

It can’t last can it?  We await with interest the first breaks from within the Liberal wing of the Wirral Collaboration.  When those Wirral Liberals who see their chances of ever being re-elected fading rapidly away will they want to see it through with the Tories they have always thought of as their most absolute enemies?  Interesting times? 

*** Truth is stranger than fiction – but regular readers of these pages know all about that.  Newer readers, please check our ‘older entries’ for regular reports from one Wallasey Tory about how his partyh are inspired by Fidel Castro’s and Che Guevara’s  revolution.   You really couldn’t make it up – but there it is!