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Transparency

August 19th, 2011 · Comments Off on Transparency · Politics

I have a small readership here (which suits me and I try to keep it that way) but quite a few of them are, or have been, involved in local politics in Crawley or elsewhere.  Maybe one of them can enlighten me on something.   I am not trying to be provocative or make any sort […]

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Wedding Bells

August 11th, 2011 · Comments Off on Wedding Bells · Life

I have just seen the story, tucked away towards the back of the Crawley Observer, about Gordon Seekings getting married to Marcella.  They may be Lib Dems, but still… all the best to them.  I hope everything goes well.

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The magic of Henry Smith

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.

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County council expenses

April 8th, 2011 · 17 Comments · Politics, Technology

There are a few inconsistancies in the Crawley News story about county councillor expenses which are genuinely baffling. One councillor, Brenda Smith, claims that the council’s email system is a secure system which you can’t access using your own computer so you have to have county council hardware to access it. Another councillor, Duncan Crow, […]

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Johnston Press changes

February 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off on Johnston Press changes · Life

I see that Johnston Press has plans to re-organise and do all their subbing for the south-east region from Horsham.  Locally this should not have any impact on the quality of our local papers, but I don’t think you can say the same for Portsmouth, Worthing or Hastings. Newsquest did the same thing last year, […]

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Liberal-baiting

December 8th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Life

I don’t know if Brian Gardner of Pound Hill is a real person or just a name the Crawley News made up as part of an attempt to bait liberals (with a small l).  It would appear that there was a story in last week’s paper where somebody said they were gay but they don’t […]

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Horse rescued from tree

December 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off on Horse rescued from tree · Life

It is one of those headlines that promises so much and delivers so little.  When I saw the headline “Horse rescued from tree” pop up in my RSS feed I just had to go to the story.  It turns out that the horse was tangled up in a tree stump and was not dangling in […]

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All change in West Sussex

September 13th, 2010 · Comments Off on All change in West Sussex · Life

In the same month both the West Sussex County Times and West Sussex county council have revamped their websites.  The council have gone for the big band and changed their live site, while the local paper launched the new version as a beta site alongside the old one.  Having said that, they quickly ditched the […]

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The Crawley News

May 14th, 2010 · Comments Off on The Crawley News · Life, Politics

A little surprised to find myself not only mentioned a couple of times in this week’s Crawley News but also to be quoted.  I didn’t really think that , being an ex-councillor in Crawley they might be interested in what I have been up to.  Must remember that. They harvested a quote from this blog […]

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Both the Tories?

April 9th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Politics

Political parties don’t have the membership they once did, but I didn;t know things were this bad…

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