Showing posts with label Remploy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Remploy. Show all posts

Friday, September 23, 2011

Hypocrisy, alive and well in RCT


Hypocrisy is the state of pretending to have beliefs, opinions, virtues, ideals, thoughts, feelings, qualities, or standards that one does not actually have. Hypocrisy involves the deception of others and is thus a kind of lie

The ruling Labour group on RCT Council are putting a motion to full Council next week opposing Remploy closures and of course having a dig at the coalition Government.

Their oh so mature motion reads as follows:

“This Council opposes the Sayce report proposals in relation to Remploy, welcomed by the coalition government, which threaten the factories at Dinas and Cwmbach by ending public funding of them from April 2013. 

The Council supports Remploy and the important role it plays in providing employment and training for people with disabilities, and condemns the Tory / Lib Dem coalition for jeopardising its future  and believes this will undermine the Council’s objectives for economic regeneration and opportunities for people to fulfil their potential.

In light of the impact this will have on the local economy in Rhondda Cynon Taf and the strain it risks placing on Council services, the Council shall respond to the current consultation exercise on this subject, expressing its opposition to any Remploy closures in Rhondda Cynon Taf and its support for the employees at Dinas and Cwmbach.

The Council requests that the Leader submits this response on the Council’s behalf.”

I wonder what gems will crop up during the debate.  Maybe this one:

The GMB union, which has campaigned for all factories to stay open, reacted bitterly to the Government’s announcement.  The GMB General Secretary Paul Kenny said: "This government-controlled operation has failed its people, its principles and its purpose.  These closures are completely unnecessary.  If Remploy was called Northern Rock I am certain that we would not be seeing a single redundancy."

Or then again maybe not, because this quote first appeared in 2007.   The article began:

Government Confirms Closure of 28 Remploy Factories

The Work and Pensions Secretary, Peter Hain, has confirmed that proposals to close 28 of Remploy’s factories have been approved by the Government.

That would be the LABOUR Government then.  Strangely enough I don’t recall the Labour group in RCT putting forward any motions then condemning the Government.

Hypocrisy?