Friday, 27 June 2008


I refer dilligent readers to my earlier comments re Crewe and Nantwich.

Thursday, 26 June 2008

Livingstone ideas take over New Labour


If two people apply for a job now, it will be possible to pick one candidate over another if they are 1, Female, 2, of Ethnicity, or 3, Disabled/Disadvantaged.

Old fashioned I may be, but I always thought the best person got the job, regardless of their gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation etc?

Perhaps some one should tell Ms Harman that her policy is a vote loser?

Wednesday, 25 June 2008


So the government has passed the legislation taking away the power of local determination over major projects.

Is this good or bad?

Please let me know, as we can still change the legislation.

Basic question is, would you like a quango to decide your future major projects or your local councillors, after all they are elected by you.

From that last comment you will gather I am not a supporter of the new legislation!!!!

Friday, 20 June 2008

Death of a local man

Sad to hear of the death of one of our local police constables. PC Andy Eley was a friend and a respected member of the local police.

Whatever the reason for his death he will be missed locally. My sympathy does go to his surviving family.

Thursday, 19 June 2008

Its all Carp!!

Okay I may be a carp speller, but I watched 3 people today, in my home village, and 2 in the village I represent, letting their dogs do the business and leaving it steaming on the street.

Next time i will have the camera ready.

More importantly, these are mostly our residents, the same ones who pay council tax, and complain when it goes up. (because its costs more money to clean dirtier streets!)

If I were a pessimist I would be really worried

Saturday, 14 June 2008

Labours County Manifesto

I have just had sight of the Labour Party's Manifesto for the County Elections next year!

Before some of you start saying that I saw these from a certain source, No , the document came from a friend who is a county councillor, who is considering 'Jumping Ship' and joining the Conservative Group. Watch the press for details.

I have to say that Its the worst manifesto I have seen for years, Full of B**l Sh** and politic speak, but no substance, except for a vague hint that grammer schools should be abolished, oh and to promise to work with trade unions to stop people trafficking and to stop the exploitation of temporary workers. (I thought that was the trade unions job) .

In reality, a contract to work with trade unions to ensure that we are all paying a few more, to provide us with less( like the Shell Tanker Drivers) .

Friday, 13 June 2008

Secret Planning Application

I notice from today's local paper that all the fuss about some of the larger planning applications has been overshadowed by the moving of London's Canary Wharf developement to Monkton.

(Letters, Page 13 Isle of Thanet Gazette).

Hands up, I did not see the application, but will be asking questions!

Saturday, 7 June 2008

Rain Again

Does anyone understand that the rain we had last week was what is classed as 'exceptional weather'?

The comments I have received about flooding have all revolved around the 'fact' that the council are to blame!

I am reminded of the title of a new book by local authors, available at Michaels book shop. Its about second world war air raid sirens, Check out the title at the Thanet on line link to your right.