Trade Union slates Bridgwater MP over cuts to flood funding

This is The West Country: MP Ian Liddell-Grainger MP Ian Liddell-Grainger

MEMBERS of Bridgwater's trades union have hit out at MP Ian Liddell-Grainger over cuts to flood funding.

The Bridgwater and District Trades Union Council reacted angrily to the sight of Mr Liddell-Grainger joining flood victims protesting outside the Environment Agency in Bridgwater last week.

A TUC spokesman said: “Mr Liddell-Grainger would be better off protesting against his own Government, which has helped to cause this devastation.

“How dare he focus the blame on Environment Agency workers, who have struggled to carry out their duties in the face of Government cuts?

“The Tories have slashed £800 million from the country's flood defence budget. Why doesn't Mr Liddell-Grainger protest about that?

“We fully support Environment Agency workers in their campaign to stop the cuts and call upon anyone concerned to write to their MP, or email via http//www.theyworkforyou.com/mp.”

The TUC said their local MP should be more focused on addressing the news that an appeal by Somerset County Council for more flood funding has been refused by the Government.

Mr Liddell-Grainger said: “I am not criticising workers at the EA, but the people at the top.

“It is unfair to blame EA workers for something they have no power over because that power lies with EA bosses.

“To make this into a political attack is ridiculous. This is not about political parties, it's about people. I just want to ensure my constituents are protected and I'm not going to stop until that is accomplished.

“I haven't seen any TUC members doing anything to help. We should be trying to help as a team.

“There is hope for Somerset. We have pledges from the PM and flooding is finally being taken seriously.”

A public meeting is being arranged in Bridgwater on February 27. For details contact secretary D Chapple on 01278-450562.

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10:01am Fri 31 Jan 14

freddie_mercury_undercover_reporter says...

I'm sure he will attempt to put a positive spin on this, ably supported by our very own owl brained sycophant in chief
I'm sure he will attempt to put a positive spin on this, ably supported by our very own owl brained sycophant in chief freddie_mercury_undercover_reporter
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12:06pm Sat 1 Feb 14

British Independence says...

The TUC, just another Marxist group are no one to judge considering the damage that they and their Labour chums have caused the country. But of course the Tories are also dead ducks in the water and just haven't a clue.

The future for Britain is UKIP.
The TUC, just another Marxist group are no one to judge considering the damage that they and their Labour chums have caused the country. But of course the Tories are also dead ducks in the water and just haven't a clue. The future for Britain is UKIP. British Independence
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8:28pm Tue 4 Feb 14

freddie_mercury_undercover_reporter says...

The future for Britain is UKIP...

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Oh, you weren't joking
The future for Britain is UKIP... hahahahahahahahahaha hahahahahahahahahaha hahah!!! Oh, you weren't joking freddie_mercury_undercover_reporter
  • Score: 0

11:07pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Blue Owl says...

Freddie Murcury undercover what ever, you really are an ****, making wild innuendo comments, that are just darn right rude and offensive, so now I'm an Owl brained Sycophant in chief, as u put it !!!!!!
I wonder what that makes you, the Village Idiot ???????
One day you will post something that is worthy, but then again, you probably will never, as it calls for Sense and a reason to make a remark, you are only capable of infantile Rhetoric .
Good Night!! Moron !!!
Freddie Murcury undercover what ever, you really are an ****, making wild innuendo comments, that are just darn right rude and offensive, so now I'm an Owl brained Sycophant in chief, as u put it !!!!!! I wonder what that makes you, the Village Idiot ??????? One day you will post something that is worthy, but then again, you probably will never, as it calls for Sense and a reason to make a remark, you are only capable of infantile Rhetoric . Good Night!! Moron !!! Blue Owl
  • Score: -1

7:29am Thu 6 Feb 14

freddie_mercury_undercover_reporter says...

Blue Owl wrote:
Freddie Murcury undercover what ever, you really are an ****, making wild innuendo comments, that are just darn right rude and offensive, so now I'm an Owl brained Sycophant in chief, as u put it !!!!!!
I wonder what that makes you, the Village Idiot ???????
One day you will post something that is worthy, but then again, you probably will never, as it calls for Sense and a reason to make a remark, you are only capable of infantile Rhetoric .
Good Night!! Moron !!!
Good night Owl

PS - I bet you had to look up "sycophant" :-)
[quote][p][bold]Blue Owl[/bold] wrote: Freddie Murcury undercover what ever, you really are an ****, making wild innuendo comments, that are just darn right rude and offensive, so now I'm an Owl brained Sycophant in chief, as u put it !!!!!! I wonder what that makes you, the Village Idiot ??????? One day you will post something that is worthy, but then again, you probably will never, as it calls for Sense and a reason to make a remark, you are only capable of infantile Rhetoric . Good Night!! Moron !!![/p][/quote]Good night Owl PS - I bet you had to look up "sycophant" :-) freddie_mercury_undercover_reporter
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