Friday, 26 September 2008

Euro Kent

Most of you will have seen the front page of the I O T G.

I can assure you all that

1, I have no knowledge of these plans.

2, The Planning committee will deal with them impartially,


3, I have not been party to any discussion about these'Plans'

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Ruth Kelly

Never had much time for this lady in the past, but she has gone up in my estimation!

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

How to get free prescriptions

Did I hear Mr Brown right,? If you want free prescriptions you have to smoke a lot and get cancer? I would have thought it would be easier and less life threatening to move to wales?

Pyotr Veliky

Some times do you wonder what news is being 'buried' under Boris J's planned airport, or Gordon Broon's 'dodgy' 're-launch' ?
The news article about Mr Putin's fleet having an autumn break in the caribbean is the one that springs to mind with me.

Seems the americans need a new Kennedy to sort this one out!

Monday, 22 September 2008

A 'Crippled' Government?

So dear old Gordon lumbers on, propped up by the USA who have begun to solve the financial problems that beset us all.

But now he tries to claim the credit,

1, by 'sorting out the Northern Rock problem (how much will that cost us?)

2, By allowing one bank to take over another, thus creating a bank that has a third of the UK mortgage market. (That is surely putting the death knell on cheap mortgages?).

Excuse me for being cynical. But I get the feeling we will all pay for this, each and every one of us

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Planning Again!

Well is it really 4 weeks since the China gateway landed on our laps.?

I see elsewhere that comment has been made on the way I voted on that issue. I can only say that I listened to the debate, and formed a view, much as I will at 'Full Council'.

It is nice to get back to the basics of planning, which is the decisions that are more important to individuals than one issue groups.

Monday, 15 September 2008

A short Break

Back from a short break in the countryside, near a pub. I have now removed moderation again, so you can all get back to writing comments normally again

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

The Economy

Should the Conservative Party stick to the sepending plans of Labour, if they win the next election? (Bearing in mind the dire state of our economy as admitted by the Chancellor) ?

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Had a real issue trying to post the last oen, Thanks to Michael, managed it. Us bloggers must stick together

Early Fall

I notice on my perambulations that the Horse Chestnut Trees are all losing their leaves, about a month early. Is this our changing climate or some disease that is afflicting our beloved 'conker trees' ?

Friday, 5 September 2008

Two Sides to Every Story

Those of you who are up to speed will know that one of my roles is that of Chairman of the Traffic Penalty Tribunal for England and Wales. A case was brought to my attention last Wednesday that highlights the need to understand that Local Authorities are getting better at their proceedures.
An appeal reached our adjudicators that rested on a local authorities slowness in issuing a replacement 'Blue Badge'. As a result someone had been issued with a ticket for parking on an onstreet parking place.
At least that was what was said to the tribunal.
Reality was, backed up by picture, that the person had bought a ticket,(why when they 'had' a blue badge? Also, they gave the attendent a load of 'verbal'.
I think the lesson to be learned is that motorists need to realise that councils have the full use of technology to prove their argument.

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Pound versus Euro

Time was when it made good sense to go to France on a booze cruise, now its often cheaper to buy the booze at home. Does this mean we should have joined the Euro, or should we have a weak pound?

I am, I am afraid to say, leaning more to the euro at present. (after all they are only 'drinking vouchers')