A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, and the Labour Party - With subtitles for the Hard of Left. Just for the record: all the views expressed here are entirely personal and do not necessarily represent the positions of any organisations I am a member of.

Thursday, December 18, 2008


Interesting innovation - a site where you can follow all the MPs on Twitter: http://tweetminster.co.uk/


Blogger Mark Still News said...

The petition was created by George Galloway MP and reads:

'We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Save
Woolworths from Closure and Create a People's Woolies...

Please click on the link below to confirm your signature on the
petition at the bottom of this email.



6:23 pm, December 18, 2008

Blogger Mark Still News said...

Try the link below or select, copy and paste into your browser. This is an important petition.


6:25 pm, December 18, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

While it is very sad that Woolworths will be no more, I think most people can honestly say they saw it coming.

This company has failed to modernise and their margins are just too slim to make it on the modern high street. I fear many of the price cutting giants will also go the same way.

There is, however, some blame to be laid at the large insurance companies that refused to insure the suppliers of woolworths which in the end made it impossible for Woolworths to trade.

The biggest losers are the staff as they will now have to find jobs in a very competitive market.

I fear the high street will have to adapt very quickly and local authorities seriously need to adjust their business rates to allow smaller business to compete. We need diversity on the high street and we must end our dependence on chain stores and look to individual entrepreneurs for new ideas.

8:33 pm, December 18, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah Rich will insist on aking a fool of himself.

This argument has already been fisked.


BTW MSN If Galloways involved then ost people would wonder why.


9:10 pm, December 18, 2008

Blogger Mark Still News said...

At least Galloway is trying to do something constructive to save Jobs!

10:18 pm, December 18, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

His own perhaps ?


11:53 pm, December 18, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

whats happened to yesterdays by election results luke

11:23 am, December 19, 2008

Blogger Shamik Das said...

Well, here's one job that treacherous little bastard didn't save!

Can't wait till we turf him out at the next election...

11:52 am, December 19, 2008

Blogger Mark Still News said...


Which is why I am proud to be British as we don't do those awful things exposed to the public.

We just send them on planes to Jordan or USA Torture camps.

3:16 pm, December 19, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look I'm not saying that we shouldn't save Woolworth's, if I had the money I would buy it myself. But face the facts, just about every store needs overhauling and modernising and then you have it's debts.

If the government was to buy this chain then they would have to seriously look at changing every aspect of what it does. As nearly all the cut price business models are failing I can't see what Woolworths could do to stem its demise. PC World, Comet, Currys etc etc all have similar problems.

If you lot are so concerned about Woolworths then maybe you should have actually done some shopping there instead of at Tescos.

10:32 am, December 20, 2008

Blogger Mark Still News said...


We are concerned for all workers being made redundant and all avenues need to be explored to save jobs.

A workers co-operative should not be ruled out.

12:00 pm, December 20, 2008


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