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    6079 Smith W wrote:
    John the resonator wrote:
    6079 Smith W wrote:
    John the resonator wrote:
    This talk of nazis is getting out of hand and I cannot see the relevance. In the same way anyone a bit left of centre often gets called a commie or anarchist.

    Naturally a strike such as this will be very divisive but I can't see why people can't debate without this labelling. The House of Commons is hardly the pinnacle of well-mannered debate but you don't even hear that sort of talk there.

    As for my opinion on the issue, I am in favour of the strikers on this one, many will disagree with me, fair enough, doesn't make me a commie or them fascists.
    Oh John!
    As said:-
    "You need to check out Robert Henderson, Steadfast, American Renaissance, The New Century Foundation, and The Pioneer Fund."
    They are, just a bit, scary.
    Now, take us forward to something more relevant, instead of looking like you're defending this bunch of miscreants.
    I do know about Henderson et al. and find them repulsive. You might not find my post relevant, fair enough but I think you shot yourself in the foot as soon as you invoked the nazi analogy. Why would anyone want to engage in a sensible discussion once that card has been dealt? It is hard to get someone to withdraw such an accusation so the only resort is either to ignore it or answer in kind with equally as offensive statements. Not exactly a triumph for reasonable debate.
    You are making no sense whatsoever, and are in serious danger of condoning some very nasty and dangerous views. If you are aware of Henderson et al, than you would know that they use language and terms that would embarrass the BNP. Few neo-Nazis, such as the BNP, would today use words like 'negro', or obsess over scientific racism, it tends to be more cultural. Not Henderson, or the other groups he is associated with, who talk and think in a manner well to the right of the BNP. So how the hell is somebody well to the right of the British Nazi Party not a Nazi?!
    I think your ridiculous ignorance actually indicates what others in the north of the county have said before, we get a much better class of contributor up here. When that piece of filth from Billericay chose to spread his filth up here and moan about the fact we had a Malaysian Mayor, both the local Lib-Dem town hall leader and a certain Tory small businessman approved me describing Nazi boy as something excreted from a Rottweiler's anus. It remains a very apt description for this filthy low life.
    I have agreed with some of your views in the past but you are seriously losing the plot with these rants and your choice of language. I'm done with communicating with you. You are entitled to your view of my so called 'ridiculous ignorance.' Probably some of my adversaries on here would not even agree with you.

    Write anything you like in reply, it's over and out from me."
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Essex strikes: Live updates from across the county

Essex strikes: Live updates from across the county

Essex strikes: Live updates

Strikers rallying in Chelmsford

A dozen workers from Maldon District Council strike outside the council offices

First published in Local News

Public sector workers across the county are striking today to protest against proposed changes to pension plans.

Schools, police, and council services are all likely to be affected.

Travellers using Stansted Airport have been warned to expect long delays at border control because UK Border Agency staff are among those striking.

108 schools confirmed to Essex County Council that they intended to close fully because of the strike action.

More than 300 schools have not informed the county council of their decision.

Marches were expected in towns across the county including Colchester, Chelmsford, Harlow, Southend.

An Essex Police spokesman said: "Essex Police put robust contingency plans in place on Wednesday, November 30 to ensure that critical services were fully maintained throughout the day.

"As of 3:30pm today there have been no reported problems and all emergency and non emergency calls have been answered and responded to in the most appropriate way.

"Essex Police estimates that under 5 per cent of support staff (including PCSOs) took part in the industrial action.

"Across the county Essex Police has worked with partner agencies to ensure minimal disruption to anyone not taking part in a protest and going about their daily business. At the present time there are no strike-related incidents to report."

Councillor David Finch Deputy Leader and the Cabinet Member for Finance and Transformation Programme, said: “Today’s National Public Sector strike has had a minimal impact on Essex County Council’s services, there were no issues in our adult or children’s social care areas, our libraries were all open and our highways and transport services are all running as usual, although 2 mobile libraries did not go out and a handful of adult evening classes will not take place tonight.

My impression from being in County Hall today is that most employees attended for work as normal.

Of course we would have preferred no industrial action at all, but we are pleased that our employees as well as local and regional level trade unions have taken a measured approach”

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