With all the doom and gloom around, it was nice to see some good news this week - that one of our Tory councillors has been selected as a parliamentary candidate in Stoke-on-Trent. This really is one of those times when everybody wins.
Entries Tagged as 'Tories'
August 28th, 2014 · Comments Off · Politics
Today’s ‘shock’ announcement of a Tory MP defecting to UKIP has been a bit of fun for all the non-Tories, but not entirely a shock in some respects. OK, so it wasn’t expected or even hinted at, but once you saw the headline, the identity of the MP in question was far from a shock. […]
I have never really taken to Baroness Warsi, but at least she resigned on a matter of principle, unlike Mark Simmonds. I don’t think that being unable to scrape by on many times the average wage really counts as a principle. When I see him complaining that MPs’ expenses can’t pay for him to rent […]
May 25th, 2014 · Comments Off · Politics
Not sure exactly why the Crawley News chose to illustrate a story about a Tory councillor sending a tweet with a picture of him being meerkatted, but surely it is crying out for a better caption than “CONCEDING DEFEAT: Duncan Crow” Any suggestions?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I’ve always had a sort of morbid fascination with floods. Wherever I have lived I have always found myself at some point trying to mentally work out contours and relative heights to reassure myself that I am on high enough ground to not be likely to have my house flooded. I can remember even as […]
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 […]