Here is a bit of art work I’ve done this week for some of my colleagues are who’s area Fire brigade have basically run out of money. Its just not funny. After the public sector strike last week about pensions I’ve heard a lot of complaining that the public sector being unrealistic and ‘throwing toys out the pram’ about the cut backs. This is simply not the case, The argument that the free market will provide all is simply unrealistic. Where is the profit in caring, educating or saving lives? We had a voluntary Fire service up here before, in my time. We laugh about the things that happened in those days, some would like to go back to the freedom of it. But the way things were, the equipment we had to use, the dangers and risks were simply not acceptable. We cannot have emergency services who are not trained or equipped properly. This is what the private sector has provided during the london strikes, this was what we had as volunteers in the past. It is just not acceptable. Why should members of our communities and Fire fighters die because of economic problems caused by banks and government financial mismanagement? We are not all in it together but we should all unite against the unjust cutbacks and fight for a progressive and fair UK.