English Workers ‘paying’ to lose their jobs!

Let’s see how this works!

Taxpayers in England ‘give’ their money to the UK Government.

The UK Government gives some of that money to the Scottish Government as Grants.

The Scottish Government gives £7,000,000 of that to Hewlett Packard as an inducement to move its offices to Scotland.

Hewlett Packard gives its workers (taxpayers) in Sheffield a backward glance as it heads for the bank.

England Watch says that this is totally wrong.

By | Paul Kunert 17th June 2013 09:29
HP sacks English employees to bag Scots gov jobs cash
My taxes went to Scotland and all I got was this lousy P45
HP will axe workers in Sheffield and shunt their roles to Renfrewshire in Scotland to bag a £7m grant from the Scottish government, the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) trade union claims.
It’s understood the multimillion-pound grant from the public purse is a reward for boosting local employment.
About a third of support workers at HP’s offices in the City of Steel face the chop – that’s 124 of 350, according to the PCS which has 1,500 unionised members working for the tech goliath.
An HP spokesman confirmed to The Register the planned overhaul of the regional offices.
“We have informed our employees recently about some work that will transition from our Sheffield site to our Regional Delivery Centres in Newcastle and Erskine [in Renfrewshire],” the PR man said.
The Sheffield site will remain open as other parts of HP’s business are run from those premises, he added. It was first opened by EDS to attract graduates from the two universities based in Sheffield.

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In fiscal 2011, the Scottish government made a “regional selective assistance grant” of £7m to HP Enterprise Services, under the expectation the vendor will create 721 new jobs in Erskine. The PCS said £3.5m of that has already been paid.
HP is taking jobs elsewhere from the country to get £3.5m of taxpayer money to do work in the public sector, that is an issue for me. Pitting one area of the country against another sounds a bit sleazy,” said Brown.

The full article can be found here,

http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2013/06/17/hp_scrapping_sheffield_jobs_grab_7m_scottish_grant/

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Is England long overdue for a New Magna Carta?

798 years ago today King John and his barons met on the banks of the River Thames at Runnymede to sign the Magna Carta, thus removing total authority from the monarchy forever.

Not that the mass of the population of the time where affected in any great way, as the result was that there was some shift in power from the monarch to the privileged elite.

Maybe it is time for another Great Charter for England whereby power is transferred from the privileged elite to the ordinary people of England.

For that we need to reclaim England!

One step at a time.

Next year anyone who is able to should vote for Scottish independence, it you don’t have a vote then support and encourage those who do.

Dartford By-Election. EDP RIP?

On the 27th June there will be a by-election in Newtown ward of Dartford Borough Council. Dartford was once the heart of the EDP presence in the South of England, the party has stood more candidates there than any other district in England.

Candidates for this election are;
Lab’. David Baker.
UKIP. Ivan Burch.
Con’. Rosanna Currans
EDP.

You do see it correctly, another EDP no-show and in its former number 1 target for a seat in Parliament.

Newtown is a three member ward and the EDP just stood a single candidate in 2007. Previous EDP results in this ward are as follows.

2007 Jim Read, 319…. 6.95%

2011 Darren Staines, 265…. 4.61%
2011 Jim Read, 225…. 3.91%
2011 Louise Uncles, 213…. 3.71%

In the Borough Elections in 2007 the EDP stood 24 candidates in Dartford, including 3 in Newtown ward.

In the County Elections in May 2013 the EDP only managed 24 in the whole of Kent, and as we know not all of those actually existed. The EDP managed 5 candidates in the 6 divisions in Dartford.

In the by-election on the 27th June the EDP is unable to find anyone even willing to stand as a paper candidate in Dartford.

Maybe Anna Cleves was on holiday in Germany!