Going mad

First published in Letters

HEALTH and Safety gone mad?

WHO are these people in the comfort of their quango jobs who believe they have the monopoly of what is right. Oh their shoes shine splendidly in contrast with their intellect. Here are some of the so-called facts in the interests of safety: 1 The snaps were taken out of the Christmas crackers for the troops in Afghanistan (danger) 2 Risk assessment, three pages long, for oil workers (just in case they didn’t know their job) 3 Woman stopped from reading her Kindle for fear it may be taking photos of children.

4 In Cwmbran a fine butcher was fined over £27,000 for overlooking a bit of frozen meat that was past its sell-by date.

5 A car boot was raided (for selling the wrong stuff) 6 I know of one little chap who had the wrong registration for the trade that he’s been doing all his life, he had forgotten more about his trade than Health and Safety would ever know!

I could go on. No wonder there are so many people out of work, but Health and Safety still have their jobs. And what do we do about it — nothing. For us, we first have to find a bucket full of money to plead not guilty, so it’s easier to plead guilty and get it over with.

Well so much for the smug do-gooders, as for me I will be voting for UKIP in the next general election. I will never vote Labour again.

J Fisher, Pontypool

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1:12pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Realist UK says...

It's the establishments way. While the sheep believe we live in a free society the establishment take control of more and more of our daily lives. The tribesman in Afghanistan has more freedom than anyone in this country, he herds his flock, finds a good spot, builds his home all without some vizi-vested jobsworth interfering. UKIP is the only alternative as the mainstream lot are united.
It's the establishments way. While the sheep believe we live in a free society the establishment take control of more and more of our daily lives. The tribesman in Afghanistan has more freedom than anyone in this country, he herds his flock, finds a good spot, builds his home all without some vizi-vested jobsworth interfering. UKIP is the only alternative as the mainstream lot are united. Realist UK
  • Score: 2

6:44pm Wed 20 Aug 14

anigel says...

UKIP is very far from an alternative. Have you even heard what many of their members believe they should change about this country? They are a single policy party and apart from getting us out of Europe, anything else they may do is very likely to leave this country in a worse situation than we were in whilst still in Europe.
UKIP is very far from an alternative. Have you even heard what many of their members believe they should change about this country? They are a single policy party and apart from getting us out of Europe, anything else they may do is very likely to leave this country in a worse situation than we were in whilst still in Europe. anigel
  • Score: 3

7:03pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Mervyn James says...

Maybe if people weren't queuing up to sue everyone then these ridiculous rules would not exist. So far the sue happy and ambulance chasing fraternity have destroyed our peace of mind, pushed insurances up through the roof, and stopped children playing outdoors any more, as well as arming every barrack-room lawyer and criminal with the means to make a complete mockery of civilized and accepted behavoiur.
Maybe if people weren't queuing up to sue everyone then these ridiculous rules would not exist. So far the sue happy and ambulance chasing fraternity have destroyed our peace of mind, pushed insurances up through the roof, and stopped children playing outdoors any more, as well as arming every barrack-room lawyer and criminal with the means to make a complete mockery of civilized and accepted behavoiur. Mervyn James
  • Score: 3

8:35pm Thu 21 Aug 14

varteg1 says...

Realist UK wrote:
It's the establishments way. While the sheep believe we live in a free society the establishment take control of more and more of our daily lives. The tribesman in Afghanistan has more freedom than anyone in this country, he herds his flock, finds a good spot, builds his home all without some vizi-vested jobsworth interfering. UKIP is the only alternative as the mainstream lot are united.
And you think, if ever UKIP managed to gain control, that all planning would be dispensed with?

We'd all be able to throw up a house on any old plot without some sort of regulatory control mechanism?

Some fantasy world you are living in if that is what you think voting for UKIP will lead to.

Do think before you submit commentary.

Better still think before you vote
[quote][p][bold]Realist UK[/bold] wrote: It's the establishments way. While the sheep believe we live in a free society the establishment take control of more and more of our daily lives. The tribesman in Afghanistan has more freedom than anyone in this country, he herds his flock, finds a good spot, builds his home all without some vizi-vested jobsworth interfering. UKIP is the only alternative as the mainstream lot are united.[/p][/quote]And you think, if ever UKIP managed to gain control, that all planning would be dispensed with? We'd all be able to throw up a house on any old plot without some sort of regulatory control mechanism? Some fantasy world you are living in if that is what you think voting for UKIP will lead to. Do think before you submit commentary. Better still think before you vote varteg1
  • Score: 5

8:41pm Thu 21 Aug 14

varteg1 says...

Mr Fisher...

the problem is not wiv 'elf 'n' safety, it's with us, the idiots who comply with what gets thrown at us.
If we all decided to IGNORE these ever mounting rules and regulations, they would soon be forgotten. Same with all the road rules, we are too compliant there too, if we all said stuff it, and totally ignored the massive restrictions we face every time we hit the tarmac, we would soon see a change in attitude by the authorities, there would not be enough court time to try everyone,
Mr Fisher... the problem is not wiv 'elf 'n' safety, it's with us, the idiots who comply with what gets thrown at us. If we all decided to IGNORE these ever mounting rules and regulations, they would soon be forgotten. Same with all the road rules, we are too compliant there too, if we all said stuff it, and totally ignored the massive restrictions we face every time we hit the tarmac, we would soon see a change in attitude by the authorities, there would not be enough court time to try everyone, varteg1
  • Score: -2

9:38pm Thu 21 Aug 14

welshmen says...

anigel wrote:
UKIP is very far from an alternative. Have you even heard what many of their members believe they should change about this country? They are a single policy party and apart from getting us out of Europe, anything else they may do is very likely to leave this country in a worse situation than we were in whilst still in Europe.
What single policy is that then?, you seen the UKIP policies have you?, they don't become public information until the end of their Party Conference, if UKIP can get us out of the EU, they have done their JOB....
[quote][p][bold]anigel[/bold] wrote: UKIP is very far from an alternative. Have you even heard what many of their members believe they should change about this country? They are a single policy party and apart from getting us out of Europe, anything else they may do is very likely to leave this country in a worse situation than we were in whilst still in Europe.[/p][/quote]What single policy is that then?, you seen the UKIP policies have you?, they don't become public information until the end of their Party Conference, if UKIP can get us out of the EU, they have done their JOB.... welshmen
  • Score: 2

9:59pm Thu 21 Aug 14

welshmen says...

More good news from our next Priminister...

Farage: Strip Islamic State fighters of British citizenship

British nationals who have travelled to fight for the Islamic State should be stripped of their British citizenship, Ukip leader Nigel Farage said.
Mr Farage said those who choose to fight for the ideology of the group have "rendered themselves effectively stateless", and should not be allowed to return to the UK.
Nigel Farage has called for British Islamic State fighters to be stripped of their citizenship. His comments follow the release of a video showing the apparent beheading of US journalist James Foley by an Islamic State fighter, who spoke with a British accent.

"We simply cannot have a situation where militants return and benefit from NHS treatment, welfare benefits, council housing and so forth when they have chosen to go abroad and fight western values in the most appalling way possible," Mr Farage said.
"We also cannot risk these militants coming back to the UK and bringing with them their ideologies and barbarous practices."....nice policy Nigel....
More good news from our next Priminister... Farage: Strip Islamic State fighters of British citizenship British nationals who have travelled to fight for the Islamic State should be stripped of their British citizenship, Ukip leader Nigel Farage said. Mr Farage said those who choose to fight for the ideology of the group have "rendered themselves effectively stateless", and should not be allowed to return to the UK. Nigel Farage has called for British Islamic State fighters to be stripped of their citizenship. His comments follow the release of a video showing the apparent beheading of US journalist James Foley by an Islamic State fighter, who spoke with a British accent. "We simply cannot have a situation where militants return and benefit from NHS treatment, welfare benefits, council housing and so forth when they have chosen to go abroad and fight western values in the most appalling way possible," Mr Farage said. "We also cannot risk these militants coming back to the UK and bringing with them their ideologies and barbarous practices."....nice policy Nigel.... welshmen
  • Score: 6

1:47pm Tue 26 Aug 14

varteg1 says...

varteg1 wrote:
Mr Fisher...

the problem is not wiv 'elf 'n' safety, it's with us, the idiots who comply with what gets thrown at us.
If we all decided to IGNORE these ever mounting rules and regulations, they would soon be forgotten. Same with all the road rules, we are too compliant there too, if we all said stuff it, and totally ignored the massive restrictions we face every time we hit the tarmac, we would soon see a change in attitude by the authorities, there would not be enough court time to try everyone,
I see the naysayers are hitting the thumbs down key again.


Maybe they should take note of the rules that have been changed only because of mass protests.

Just two... the Poll tax legislated by Thatchers government which soon got overturned, and the Citizens Band radio only put into the hands of it's users after mass rallies and demonstrations across the UK, and which was agreed to in Malmo in 1964, but by government not allowed until prevarication nearly 20 years later.
So, you miserable gits who find my comments deserving of a no vote, maybe of you got off your lazy lard arses and took back that which has been stolen from you by the State, that supreme control mechanism, you may find life improves somewhat.
[quote][p][bold]varteg1[/bold] wrote: Mr Fisher... the problem is not wiv 'elf 'n' safety, it's with us, the idiots who comply with what gets thrown at us. If we all decided to IGNORE these ever mounting rules and regulations, they would soon be forgotten. Same with all the road rules, we are too compliant there too, if we all said stuff it, and totally ignored the massive restrictions we face every time we hit the tarmac, we would soon see a change in attitude by the authorities, there would not be enough court time to try everyone,[/p][/quote]I see the naysayers are hitting the thumbs down key again. Maybe they should take note of the rules that have been changed only because of mass protests. Just two... the Poll tax legislated by Thatchers government which soon got overturned, and the Citizens Band radio only put into the hands of it's users after mass rallies and demonstrations across the UK, and which was agreed to in Malmo in 1964, but by government not allowed until prevarication nearly 20 years later. So, you miserable gits who find my comments deserving of a no vote, maybe of you got off your lazy lard arses and took back that which has been stolen from you by the State, that supreme control mechanism, you may find life improves somewhat. varteg1
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