OK, here goes with another controversial thread
What non-brexit policies/travesties have our glorious members spotted being shoved through under the carpet while everyone's concentrating on the brexit farce ?
I'll start with the latest round of Crown Post Office closures, which no-one is making much of a fuss over, most moving into WHSmiths
This is a technique used by Governments for years.
Crown Post Offices ~ I am trying to remember the last time I saw a Crown Post Office in a normal
day to day situation and it was in the late 1980's
Police Stations ~ the last time I saw a Police Station was about 10 years ago. Don't know where to go for one, honestly. I live in a large market town. Last year I wished to call in at the place where it normally was (it still has the sign over the building saying Police Station) what I saw was a iron bars and a locked building with a dirty old phone with call this number on which didn't work. We are now abandoned.
Citizens Advice Bureau ~ gone from our Market Town thought I'd call in to ask where there was a police station!
Council Offices ~ planning etc. ~ relocated 12 miles away. Even the re-located Council Offices have been closed and further relocated about 30 miles away and covers an enormous County under one roof.
I only tend to find out when I go and find a notice and locked doors!
Not controversial at all @Projectionist but fact!
What I have noticed, and some outside of my area:
Rural Post Offices: closed - residents don`t even have the "benefit" of a local W H Smith`s with service.
Citizen`s Advice Bureau: closed - nearest one is miles away and appointment necessary.
Council Offices - for advice on Council Tax & Housing Benefit: gone.
Hospitals: increased waiting time at A & E beyond government guidelines; parking charges for visitors.
Two-tier nationality: Making all people born in Northern Ireland (NI) "British" by default - they are entitled to be either British, or Irish, or both (dual nationality). Which they choose to be is up to them, but a Northern Ireland Irish person loses access to certain EU rights and privileges as a result of this particular example of sneakiness, whereas his non-NI-born cousin from the Republic of Ireland retains the rights/privileges.
Actually a bit closer to Brexit that one, now I think on it.
3rd runway at Heathrow Airport - On 25 June 2018, the House of Commons voted 415-119 in favour )
There is also talk of a Terminal 6
So much for commitment to the environment
Oh, and let's not forget Universal Credit
Under the Polish Potatoes Order of 2004, it is illegal to import potatoes from Poland - this is not a joke and I am not making this up - so after Brexit, will they still be banned and will we have to watch where our potatoes come from?