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Party lines

July 2nd, 2015 · No Comments · Life

Since re-joining Crawley council I have been to a stupid amount of meetings, briefings and seminars. I think I had 8 different meetings last week. In a lot of those I have noticed something that I don’t think was always the case, although I may be mistaken – it was a long time ago – […]

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Feeling at home

June 11th, 2015 · No Comments · Life, Politics

You know how it is when you walk into a place for the first time and it immediately feels comfortable? You just feel at home there for some reason. Well I have had that sort of feeling twice in the last week with council matters. The first time was when I went down to see […]

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Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends

June 3rd, 2015 · No Comments · Politics

It is now about a month since the elections, when I re-joined Crawley council. I left the council (involuntarily) about ten years ago and it has been a little strange being back in the town hall for two main reasons: All the things that have changed All the things that haven’t Both are lists too […]

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Another one bites the dust

September 1st, 2014 · 2 Comments · Politics

It appears that Crawley is now a UKIP-free zone, as our only UKIP councillor resigned on Friday. To be honest, it doesn’t sound like it will make a big difference as he was rarely spotted in the town hall. I suppose he should be congratulated on doing the right thing, eventually. Having spent several years […]

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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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