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Danny Alexander speaks out against fire control room closures

If you’ve followed Scottish politics over the last few years, one theme will be very clear. The SNP Government will centralise anything that sits still for more than 5 minutes. Nowhere is this more true than in the centralisation of the Police and fire services.

When Scotland’s eight Police services were merged into one, we were assured that local policing autonomy would be protected. After all, you wouldn’t use the same tactics in Avoch as you would in Aberdeen or Glasgow.

Earlier this year we saw heavy handed raids on saunas in Edinburgh, which had previously been treated with a degree …

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  • Peter Martin
    @ Katharine, The big problem with the last Labour manifesto wasn't the extent of any Nationalisation. We can argue about the extent of that and I don't belie...
  • Katharine Pindar
    Well, Sir Keir is rather under the cosh just now, isn't he, Peter? I'm sorry that you think he is duplicitous, I wouldn't know about that. But yes, you ARE rath...
  • nvelope2003
    Why would an employer pay to train a driver if they can AND DO go and work for another firm immediately. Long distance drivers often have to stay away from home...
  • David Raw
    @ Jayne Mansfield And so would I, Jayne. What my Durham miner trade unionist Granddad (Peter Martin, please note) would call 'A canny lass'......... an...
  • David Raw
    @ Peter Martin "Again you’ve missed the point." I'm afraid I think it's fair to say that both John Marriott and I (over a hundred years of actual practic...