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The hot topic this last couple of weeks has been our handling of the problems in Syria. Miliband playing politics with people’s lives is a little strong for me. It was a time for swift decisive action not a change of mind the night before. The irony of France forming a special bond with Obama is comical. However it will be interesting to see the level of involvement from France. There will be those among you who have thoughts on this please let me know.

Well the transfer window closed Bale went Rooney and Suarez stayed put. It was said that the clubs now held the whip hand. Really. Players on huge wages will always have control. Its common sense to me they will sign shorter contracts and leave for nothing when their contract is up. When you earn obscene wages, waiting is much easier to bear. The capture of Ozil by Arsenal was a real surprise. Interesting season ahead, I fear for David Moyes and Roberto Martinez, two big jobs at Manchester United and Everton for two men who lack experience at that level. Time will tell if I am right or wrong.

As the summer comes to a sunny conclusion. My observations are; there appears to be a reduction in the number of caravans driving too fast on the motorways producing that wavy side to side motion. That can only be good for everyone. I read everywhere that as car drivers we should in the course of our day “Think Bike” so as to avoid accidents involving motor cycles. Rubbish, if just half of the people riding motor cycles “Thought Car” we would all be in a better place. I liken them to London Cab Drivers. They have no divine rights on the road and should think about their responsibility to other road users. Undertaking, driving between queuing cars etc. Courtesy to other road users’ needs all parties to buy into it.

Today marks the start of the TUC conference. As in past years the Labour Leader will over the next few days address the conference as he does every year.

What will be his position when Mr Mclusky talks about the need for strikes in the public sector? This following on from the election rigging in Scotland and the Labour party being informed of the reductions in party funding from the unions. In the modern day it is not possible to run with the fox and hunt with the hounds decisions have to be made however difficult. I will look with interest over the week to see where it all ends. In the past the Firemen have always had the sympathy of the nation. Having published their expected pension for a time served Fire-fighter, that sympathy may wain. I served as a London Fireman and from experience can tell you 60 year old firemen will in most cases have difficulty fulfilling the criteria to perform the job to the required standards.

I look forward to some reader interaction over the coming weeks. Until next time.

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