Beestonia Borrowers / LibDem Cock up?

Well done, Beestonians. Loads of you did the right thing on Saturday, and got your arses down to the library for 11am to tell Kay Cutts that cutting the library service in the County was a daft idea, and was in need of a rethink. It was all very polite, a few choice excerpts from books and poems was read to a large crowd, as queues to withdraw books snaked right round the shelving. I even got on Central news, albeit briefly, and looking so glum strangers have been pushing bags of Prozac into my hand since.

Was nice to see some familiar faces there, and I’m sure this isn’t a one off.  I have wind of lots of anti-cuts protests on the horizon, more on which later.

I made one withdrawal myself, which I’ve decided to read over the next few days in an act that can only be described as masochistic torture. Yes, I’m going to plough through the shiny, glossy Conservative Party Manifesto 2010, which I  found, with some measure of surprise, in the non-fiction shelves. This could go either way: I could realise that Davey C does actually have a vision for Britain that will deliver us into a new golden age of prosperity; or be reduced to a fuming mass of unbridled rage, and return the book shredded and smelling suspiciously of wee. Let the experiment begin.

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I’ve got some Soubry News, and some other stuff, but it will have to wait till next time as I got tipped off by something of such magnitude it cannot wait. This is a screenshot from Broxtowe LibDems latest online newsletter (available at http://broxtoweliberaldemocrats.blogspot.com/ )

Now, theres Liberal, and there is Liberal…...

 

(thanks to L&L for spotting that)

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6 thoughts on “Beestonia Borrowers / LibDem Cock up?

  1. Cllr Steve Barber says:

    I’ve a feeling there will be plenty more events against the cuts, both the local ones and those imposed by the Con Dem government.

    I like the brass necked comments by various Con Dem ministers that as part of the big society librarians should be thrown on the dole and those who are unemployed may be able to use their skills in a voluntary capacity as part of the big society. Their first call will be for ….Librarians.

    I hope no unemployed librarians take up this kind offer.

    A fair days work for a fair days pay.

    • David Watts says:

      Steve – if you like those how about the brass necked comments of the Labour ex ministers who are now denying that they caused the whole sorry mess in the first place! Those should really have you rolling in the aisles laughing.

    • Cross Lady says:

      It is LIBRARY ASSISTANTS, who are the frontline staff that are most affected – you wont ever see a librarian working frontline staffing anymore due to restructuring that took place last year. All the staff that you will see in Nottinghamshire County Libraries are LIBRARY ASSISTANTS AND LIBRARY SERVICE ADVISORS who are basically doing the work of a librarian but for library assistant wages. And they got away with changing it to this!!!!!!!

  2. David Watts says:

    Hi Matt, one of my better typo’s I think. It’s comforting to know how many people read our newsletters with the number of people who’ve taken the time to point out the error to me over the past 24 hours, and with the various comments it shows that Broxtowe residents have a rich and varied sense of humour.

    Cheers

    David

  3. MaryMay says:

    I think the paragraph above the marked item needs a comment. I read this in the Evening Post and was disgusted, do our councillors really need paying travel expenses now to attend a funeral of a colleague,shows what they really have no morals at all.

  4. Cllr Steve Barber says:

    There may be a clue David in the first word:

    World wide recession.

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