Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Public Services Protest

PirateFM news logo wide
Submit this page to redditDelicious

3:38pm 5th November 2013

Remember, remember the 5th of November, bonfire protest on cuts.

Cornish campaigners are angry over public services being sold to private companies.

They dropped cards to represent deals like the selling-off of Royal Mail into a mock fire in Truro on Tuesday afternoon.

Stuart Cullimore from Cornwall Anti-Cuts Alliance says: "We're trying to show people what they've lost, what's been taken away from them and has been sold and now you have no control over it. We were sold it on the basis that it would be cheaper and it would be better; it is now neither.

"This is to illustrate what I would say, in my opinion, is the theft of public services from ordinary people. When I was younger, most public services were indeed that; they were in public ownership and the purpose of them was to provide a service for people - not to gain profit."

3:38pm 5th November 2013

Share This Story

Submit this page to redditDelicious
Suggested articles
county hall

Will frontline services in Cornwall face more cuts?

The Council says it needs to save an extra £75 million

tri service officers

New tri-service officers for Cornwall

They will support the police, fire and ambulance services

Most read
a38 crash

At least two people seriously injured in A38 crash

It scrambled police, fire crews and air ambulance

Top articles

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Gove faces criticism as DEFRA board members quit over demands

National News: Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary, is facing a fresh row over his treatment of independent Whitehall directors after demanding that board members commit several days each week to their non-executive roles.

UPDATE: Body found on popular Cornish beach

Cornwall News: Police say death at Watergate Bay 'isn't suspicious'

Paul Hollywood: 'Girls abandoned Bake Off' over Channel 4 move

Showbiz News: Paul Hollywood has said the female stars of The Great British Bake Off "abandoned" the show when it moved to Channel 4.

Teen suicide bomber kills at least 50 in Nigeria

World News: At least 50 people have been killed in a suicide bombing on a mosque in northeast Nigeria, according to police.

David Warner says Ben Stokes let England down while he'll be fit for Ashes first Test

Sports News: David Warner has accused Ben Stokes of letting England down after insisting he would beat a neck injury to play for Australia in the Ashes first Test in Brisbane.

West Ham fans warned not to ring 999 as Watford defeat prompts emergency call

Strange News: West Ham fans have been warned by police not to call 999 over their team's poor performance.

Newer article

VIDEO: Watch Moment A Cornish Rescue Crew Arrives At Sinking Boat

Cornwall News: The crew from RNAS Culdrose were able to winch the five fisherment to safety off the Lizard with moments to spare

Older article

UPDATED: Fatal Saltash Crash

Cornwall News: The family of one of the men who died pays tribute

Pirate Extra Pirate 70s Escape LoveCornwall