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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March 27th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Politics
March 24th, 2014 · Comments Off on A logic-free zone · 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 […]
October 15th, 2011 · 7 Comments · Politics
When Cameron and Maude started going on about the big society the closest we could get to working out what they meant was that some functions of the public sector would be done by ordinary citizens and/or charities. We presumed it meant things like parents running the after-school club at the local primary. It turns […]
August 1st, 2011 · Comments Off on The magic of Henry Smith · Politics
A couple of weeks ago I wrote a little about our MP, Henry Smith, and his ‘hyperactive abstention’. One of the local papers mentioned this and managed to get a response from Henry which was a masterpiece of political answers, showing a level of misdirection that a stage conjuror would be proud of.
July 14th, 2011 · Comments Off on Henry Smith and his hyperactive abstention · Politics
Does our MP, Henry Smith, support the increase in IMF lending capacity? Well the answer is yes. And no. At the vote in Parliament he voted for it and also voted against, effectively abstaining. Personally I don’t have a problem with abstention as such. If you don’t have enough knowledge of an issue to form […]
January 26th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Politics, Technology
There is an amusing story in The Register today.Â The headline is Tory MP accidentally endorses… German pr0n site and it is all about the old website for the Pease Pottage hospital campaign. What happened was that the registration for the domain name for the campaign (c4pph.org) was allowed to lapse and it was hijacked […]
January 16th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Politics
Either Nick Griffin is barking mad or he thinks that one white person is worth about 2272 non-white people.Â The two are not mutually exclusive though.
December 12th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Life
What am I going to do?Â How am I going to learn how to use my mobile phone now?Â WSCC went to all the trouble and expense of producing a (presumably) excellent video tutorial on how to make a phone call, but before I get a chance to watch it they take it down! (According […]
Hot on the heels of his utter denial of global warming, Philip Circus has used his column in the West Sussex County Times this week to apply his (sadly not) unique wisdom on housing provision and his conclusion seems to be that we don’t need any.
July 2nd, 2009 · 3 Comments · Life
TheÂ catalogue of brand-naming disasters got a new entry this week, when Russia’s Gazprom entered into a joint venture with Nigeria’s state-run gas company and decided to call the new entity… Nigaz.Â What could possibly go wrong?