Tony Hale says reference the change to charity status
“. . . . . good progress is being made and there are no show stoppers for an April launch”
The parliamentary group of MPs with waterways interests is saying the new charity will be unacceptably short of cash and undemocratic. The Residential Boat Owners Association, even though it still thinks it is a good idea to have a charity, also has severe doubts about the levels of cash, the lack of accountability and the complete failure to make either the charity or the government responsible for actually keeping the waterways open.
Now if that isn’t a show stopper (or two) I don’t know what is. Tony Hale seems to have that man thing, he can’t see the wood for the trees mainly because he is looking at the floor. You could brand it into his forehead so he could read it every morning when he shaves, but he still wouldn’t accept that this is wrong or even suspect. We men are, in the main, all the same. We don’t need a map. We don’t need a plan. We don’t need a set of instructions. We blindly follow the path until we fall off and then blame someone else or the design. And this is exactly what is going to happen when it all goes pear shaped, find a suitable scapegoat and probably pretend they never wanted it in the first place.
If the Waterways must be a charity then please put it in the hands of people who care, not a government marionette who doesn’t give a s**t.
If the max salary for being a director of BW was only £20,000 a year I can think of ten people who would not figure in the discussion at all!
But of course that is only my opinion and it don’t count for much.