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    David Burbage MBE was Leader of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council from 2007-2016. This blog : Promoted by Geoff Hill on behalf of David Burbage and all other Windsor and Maidenhead Conservative candidates, all of 2 Castle End Farm, Ruscombe, Berkshire RG10 9XQ
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3 pieces of bad news

Posted by davidburbage on May 17, 2007

1. Gordon Brown will not be opposed. He will not be forced to defend his record or face the votes of his party. I guess this undermines his credibility as PM, which is a small political plus!

2. Paul Wolfowitz is being hounded out of office by anti-US forces. See  here for an explanation from the Wall Street Journal which you won’t hear about on our ever-balanced BBC.

3. 2500 Post Offices are to close. Don’t the ministers ever learn? This is about the worst thing to do to the country’s community building network of post offices. Running them at a small loss is a worthwhile price to pay for the indirect community service that they provide.

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One Response to “3 pieces of bad news”

  1. Dr A Birdi said

    Dear Mr Burbage,
    I can think of 2 more pieces of bad news. Gordon Brown wants to close half of all the A&E units in the country leaving patients at risk & more junior doctors & NHS staff unemployed.
    Earlier this week he was planning to tighten up on GPs claiming they are overworked & underpaid. As a local GP myself I can tell you nothing could be further from the truth. GPs are more accessible than hospital doctor and take a tremendous amount of responsibility. The out of hours service in Maidenhead is one of the best run you can come across with many local GPs opting to work evenings , weekends and bank holidays in order to deliver a quality service to patients.
    I would be interested to hear your thoughts on Mr Brown’s comments.

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