Marching again for democracy
McGinnis said: “It is good to have our new MP involved in this
because I know that the work he’s doing for us down in Parliament
and through the usual channels is extremely valuable to us. I would
like to thank him for that.
“Today we have
seen Nantwich on the march and our MP mentioned the Civil War. That
is apposite because when the Civil War was fought here, Nantwich was
for democracy and against imperialism. This time we are marching
again for democracy because it is a quango we are fighting.
“The quango has
decided that our First Responders should be reduced in terms of
quality to that of a push bike when we had, in fact, a Rolls Royce
proposed cuts and changes to the service, he said: “It is a
nonsense. There is no real, good reason for it at all, except that
someone in the bureaucracy has made a bad mistake. And now they are
lining up behind him trying to defend an impossible position. That’s
what it’s all about.
“The people of
Nantwich marching today have thrown the message out far and wide,”
paid tribute to The Nantwich Chronicle and Belinda Ryan who had been
tremendous in building-up public support. He also thanked the
Nantwich Guardian who had also carried stories.
“The battle doesn’t end here. The fight goes on. Next Wednesday
(July 16) I will be at the County Council whose Scrutiny Committee
is going to look at the proposal which the North West Ambulance
Service is putting forward. They would not be at the Scrutiny
Committee meeting had it not been for the pressure which we have
managed to impose upon them.
“They have been
dragged in there kicking and screaming and they are going to put the
proposals to the committee, hoping they will rubber stamp them. We
believe that the committee will kick them in the backside and send
them back to where they came from. And that is where they should go.
“There will be
a proposal put at that committee meeting to knock it back completely
and I hope it goes through.”
He said that on
Monday, July 21, Edward Timpson would be joining the Town Council at
Brookfield Hall. The council chairman and some councillors would be
meeting up with the Chairman and Chief Executive of the North West
Ambulance Service. “We are hoping that all of this will lead to them
totally rethinking what is a piece of pure nonsense.”