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The Gatwick problem

April 6th, 2014 · No Comments · Politics

I popped down to the Hawth theatre today for the exhibition by Gatwick Airport Ltd. about possible expansion at the airport. As I arrived I could see that there was actually a queue to get in, and not a small one either – it must have been at least 10 metres. My immediate naive thought […]

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A Govial evening

April 4th, 2014 · No Comments · Politics

We had a Labour constituency meeting tonight, and given recent news stories I couldn’t resist proposing, under any other business, that we invite Michael Gove to Crawley and then leave the minutes with those remarks on a Town Hall photocopier. It would be incorrect to say that we are not enjoying all this, but I […]

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Putting Crawley on the map. Unfortunately.

March 27th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Politics

Crawley news doesn’t usually travel much further than the Crawley News. Or Crawley Observer.  So it is good that the opinions of one of our local councillors is getting into national/international news channels right? Well maybe not if it is Southgate councillor Liam Marshall-Ascough who has made it into the Huffington Post with his twisted […]

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Your views?

March 25th, 2014 · No Comments · Politics

Does nobody in Crawley have anything to say? I find that hard to believe, but the Crawley News has a page entitled “Your Views”, which is probably what a focus group or media consultant told them to call the letters to the editor page. Much of the page is taken up by a reader’s photograph, […]

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A logic-free zone

March 24th, 2014 · No Comments · Politics

The Crawley News has a story this week about a Tory councillor’s reasons for not going to many meetings that he is supposed to be part of. He says that the reason for his poor attendance is that he stopped going to development control committee meetings because they are “a logic-free zone”. He said: I […]

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Tony Benn

March 15th, 2014 · No Comments · Politics

Though he had been ill for some time, I think Tony Benn’s death was more of a shock than Bob Crow’s, possibly because he has been a fixture for so long I just sort of assumed he would always be around. I saw him speak a few times but only met him once, at a […]

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Bob Crow again

March 12th, 2014 · No Comments · Politics

I think this is a better picture of Bob Crow than the one I put here yesterday. I took this one at the 2009 Tolpuddle festival which, by the way, is an event well worth seeing.

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Bob Crow

March 12th, 2014 · No Comments · Politics

The news about Bob Crow came as a bit of a shock today, and I’ll admit that a large part of that is the normal reaction of any 51-year-old hearing about a 52-year-old’s sudden death. I was never in Bob’s union, but I have plenty to thank him for. When I worked for the railways […]

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Civil war in Crawley

February 25th, 2014 · No Comments · Politics

I see that the local Tories are continuing to lay into each other in the local press. This time it is all about a spat between current Tory Duncan Crow and his erstwhile colleague Karl Williamson who defected to UKIP. It really is like watching a football game between Argentina and Germany (or between Spurs […]

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West Sussex unitary authority?

February 19th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Politics

There has been a bit of discussion about whether West Sussex county council and the various district and borough councils should be replaced with a unitary authority. The current round of debate started when the UKIP group on the county council raised the matter and the Lib Dems decided to support it. While I agree […]

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