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The Boys Are Back In Town

June 18th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Politics

Guess who just got back today? Them wild eyed boys that had been away Haven’t changed, haven’t much to say But man, I still think them cats are crazy So, I went to the town hall on Friday for the annual council meeting, to see my Labour colleagues take their places back in charge and […]

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The morning after the day before

May 24th, 2014 · Comments Off · Politics

Today was the local election count in Crawley. Finally all that walking up and down knocking on doors and delivering leaflets was over, and to avoid withdrawal symptoms I found myself doing a lot more walking. I had a feeling it would be a good day. It was Friday and there was a long bank […]

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Runners and riders in Crawley

April 25th, 2014 · Comments Off · Politics

The nominations closed today for the council elections which means two important things: It will all be over in four weeks, one way or another We all know who we are standing against The full lists are not yet on the crawley council website as I write, but I’m sure they will be soon. Before […]

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A Govial evening

April 4th, 2014 · Comments Off · 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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A logic-free zone

March 24th, 2014 · Comments Off · 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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Civil war in Crawley

February 25th, 2014 · Comments Off · 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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Vote me!

August 15th, 2013 · Comments Off · Politics

This year I decided to put in nomination papers for the local council elections. For various reasons I have been quite absent from politics for a couple of years, but I’m feeling a lot more up for it now. When I got selected for the Horsham parliamentary elections I concentrated on that constituency, although did […]

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Lenny walks

February 12th, 2013 · 4 Comments · Politics

While nothing I have heard about him makes me inclined to like him, I don’t think the news of Lenny Walker getting the sack as a cabinet member of Crawley council is a good thing. Specifically, it is not a good thing for potential whistleblowers out there. There are two possibilities – either Mr Walker […]

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The new council

May 22nd, 2012 · 7 Comments · Politics

I’ll be interested to see how the new council works out. The council is a lot more evenly balanced now, and as a result the committee memberships will be more evenly balanced – to the point where Tories won’t be able to miss any meetings in case they risk being in the minority in committee […]

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