**...No fire cuts !!.......3/11/12.....Leeds City...**

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Carrying a hand crafted coffin...to suggest increased fire deaths - and probably struggling to not spill the beer inside.!..a turnout of thousands is followed by traffic chaos...as fire service staff of West Yorkshire and other brigades..get together in protest at planned fire station closures.../.. 'Mathew 'Matt' Wrack'...the Fire services union general secretary is in the picture.....A large police presence and TV crews were at this rally....Dj....

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Rod Reeves on November 4, 2012

Officials often try to "cut to the bone" around here, too. Unfortunately a tragedy is required to remind them of the need. Best of luck to all, Rod

david g Johnson on November 7, 2012

Gotcha'...Rod...too true.../...In this case though, its the Fire authority that is planning the cuts....Anyway..all went smoothly.....Cheers from Dj.

G Lokey on November 9, 2012

Ah, mixed feelings here, Dave. We all know we can't keep spending as we did before but where to cut back is a problem I'm glad I don't have to solve! Pity is, bloody Labour will be back in next time and the downward spiral of debt will continue until we're in the same boat as Greece and Spain. Roll on oblivion!!! Cheers, GL.

david g Johnson on November 29, 2012

Oooo ! there you go...Geoff...ventin' yer spleen again.....you'll never get your O.B.E at this rate.......

I went along to Leeds..simply to support them... in all the drunken singing and bottle throwing.../...Cheers from Dave,

David Brown Photogra… on November 30, 2012

He who takes pictures in public in Britain is brave..... he who does so of protesting firemen is braver still.

Well done David - I think as long as it continues to rain over there you'll be fine. Just hope it doesn't cheer up.

I think the empty office space banner in the rear of the piece sets off the situation nicely. Sad....

Good luck and best wishes - Jethro

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