WESSEX WATER: KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY

Skellett statement

The shape of the YTL/Wessex Water public relations response to the death of four of their staff in an explosion at their Avonmouth sewage plant on Thursday is becoming apparent.

Fronted by Merchant Venturer sleazeball Colin Skellett, there’s a focus on this Bath resident’s attachment to Avonmouth and what the wealthy Tory patriarch calls the ‘Wessex Water family’.

Talk of ‘family’ reminds us of hit and miss leftie luvvie author, George Orwell. Here’s what he had to say when he compared England to a family:

“[England] resembles a family, a rather stuffy Victorian family, with not many black sheep in it but with all its cupboards bursting with skeletons. It has rich relations who have to be kow-towed to and poor relations who are horribly sat upon, and there is a deep conspiracy of silence about the source of the family income. It is a family in which the young are generally thwarted and most of the power is in the hands of irresponsible uncles and bedridden aunts. Still, it is a family. It has its private language and its common memories, and at the approach of an enemy it closes its ranks. A family with the wrong members in control – that, perhaps is as near as one can come to describing England in a phrase.”

Who needs this sort of family?

3 thoughts on “WESSEX WATER: KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY

  1. Flat Out

    Worth a revisit –
    “The dogiest guy in the room” by The Bristol Blogger
    Wessex Water logo being that of Enron
    speaks volumes.

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  2. Lack of corporate social responsibility

    Thanks for the link blogger. I hope there is no expiry date to this article – like next month for example. These past stories shine a light as we blunder into the future. Cause there’s a frightening regularity of life threatening incidents taking place down the Docks. By the way – any idea who owns them ?

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