Letter to Editor: Labour leader thanks emergency services
Politics / Thu 22nd Dec 2022 am31 10:44am
DEAR Editor, I write to thank all of our town’s emergency services over the festive period and I once again want to pay tribute to all of those professionals and volunteers in a range of roles, who give up their Christmas, so we are able to enjoy ours safely.
We all recognise the on going challenges that our fire service, police and ambulance services, our Doctors and nurses, have faced over recent years, challenges which have made a difficult job all the more difficult. After the last two years we all recognise who our key workers are and the value they bring to our country, particularly when we need them most.
I’d also like to add a note of thanks to our refuse collectors who due to inclement weather changed their timetables and came out across the weekend to clear bins in Little Parndon.
To everyone across Harlow I wish you a restful and safe festive period.
Once again I say thank you to our fire service, our police force, our carers and our NHS for all they do.
Cllr Chris Vince
Is Chris Vince a full-time columnist for Your Harlow? Seems to be posting permanently in acts of self-promotion.
While the sentiment in Cllr Vince's letter is genuine and I echo his wishes to the Blue Light services, it is a shame that he didn't mention all the retail and shop workers who also provide a valuable service to all of us in the community 24/7 365 especially through the pandemic and all they received was abuse and rudeness from many customers while putting themselves at risk selflessly to ensure that we all had the supplies we needed. No one clapped for them and sadly not many even said thank you.
Funny how the local Tories always try to deflect the story away from the truth.
I wish Chris Vince, his family and Harlow Labour Party seasons greetings. However, I wish the Labour Party's Shadow Health Secretary Wes Streeting nothing but bad luck for the coming year. Why you ask? Wes Streeting said in an interview for the Tory rag Sunday Telegraph on the day before the first nurses that he wanted to "end the something for nothing culture in the NHS." He also said he would say NO to the health workers pay demands although he would have a cosy chat that would deliver nothing. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2022/12/10/labour-vows-war-hostile-health-unions/
Correction: "day before the first nurses strike" in my comment above.
The nurse unions are more interested in speak to the current health minister not the possible future minister. Stop deflect and get it sorted.
Rarely will I agree with Cllr Churchill but I would like to put on record my thanks to all those retail workers. Some of the abuse they have been subjected to over recent years is unacceptable and I am keen to support USDAWs campaign to tackle this. David wishing you and your family seasons greeting too.