Have to feel for them
THE Mercury reported last week another round of cuts to bus services operated by First.
THE Mercury reported last week another round of cuts to bus services operated by First. Lifeline services in Hutton and other villages and key routes here in Weston.
First's local spokesman said the company was suffering from the economic downturn. You have to feel for them don't you? After all, they only made total profits of �360million last year - �122million of which came from UK bus services.
They're struggling. You can tell. They're only pocketing �300,000 in profit every day. Their poor chief executive only took home �580,000 in pay last year. Luckily they doubled his pay with a handy bonus. So he only had to get by on �1million last year.
Doesn't this reinforce the utter nonsense and disgrace that is the way we run our public transport services?
You may also want to watch:
Every day the shareholders and top bosses are raking in a fortune. Every day they are providing poor services at inflated prices. Every day they cut services to preserve their profits without a thought for the residents on the ground.
This system has got to change. We cannot go on allowing essential services to be determined by the shareholders instead of ordinary people.
- 1 PICTURES: Look inside Weston's Revo Kitchen
- 2 'Not the slightest chance' Tropicana lido will return to Weston
- 3 Wetherspoon staff isolating after positive Covid-19 case
- 4 Weston-super-Mare's Jake Cornish in Love Island 2021
- 5 Coronavirus vaccine centre for young people opens in Weston town centre
- 6 Unusual spike in Covid cases in parts of North Somerset
- 7 Public consultation begins on proposed improvements along the A38
- 8 Scores enjoy village scarecrow trail based on TV characters
- 9 'It was just horrible' says Tiktok influencer after visit to Weston beach
- 10 Family pub reopens after lockdown transformation
Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Weston-super-Mare