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« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2008, 18:14:31 »

As much as I agree with Mr Darling and Ms Primarolo that FGW (First Great Western) need to 'get a grip' pots and kettles spring to mind. I wonder who will lose their portfolio so to speak first, Mr Darling or FGW?
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« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2008, 20:38:49 »

At last!!! someone senior in FGW (First Great Western) hitting back at the DFT (Department for Transport)!!!! He'll probably get the boot now!!
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« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2008, 22:52:34 »

I wonder who will lose their portfolio so to speak first, Mr Darling or FGW (First Great Western)?

A good question (link below.)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7249920.stm
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« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2008, 23:12:41 »

Thanks, Lee!

As the BBC» (British Broadcasting Corporation - home page) report says, "So what of Alistair Darling's reputation?"

Hmmm ...  Lips sealed
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« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2008, 12:32:46 »

Quote from Peter Andrews, MTLS (More Train Less Strain) spokesman, regarding Alistair Darling's comments (link below) :
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« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2008, 23:22:51 »

The view from Ivybridge Rail Users Group (link below.)
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« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2008, 14:38:04 »

Cracked me up this one from Richard Littlejohn, sorry but it's from the Mail.

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So here we are again, back to the future with a Labour nationalisation straight out of Life On Mars. Bring on Red Robbo.

It's pointless piling it all on Darling. He's about as capable of independent thought and movement as Muffin the Mule.

It's like blaming Emu, not Rod Hull, for attacking Parky. Shooting the glove puppet won't help.

Full text here.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/columnists/columnists.html?in_article_id=515888&in_page_id=1772&in_author_id=322
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« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2023, 13:06:42 »

from the BBC» (British Broadcasting Corporation - home page)

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Alistair Darling, the Labour chancellor who steered the UK (United Kingdom) through the 2008 financial crisis, has died aged 70, a family spokesperson has said.

Alastair Darling was Secretary of State for Transport from 29 May 2002 to 5 May 2006 - and was at the helm of at the awful time (for many, including us in Melksham) when services were slashed to useless.
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« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2023, 17:15:59 »

A thoroughly decent man of unquestioned integrity, taken too soon.

Irrespective of his politics he deserves respect for those qualities which are sadly rare in public life today.

RIP.
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