It is all likely to kick off a bit in tomorrow’s council meeting because the Tories seem to be unhappy about the council’s proposed ethical investment policy. The proposal is that, when we invest in corporate bonds (which we don’t very often. Most investment is with banks or lending to other councils) we don’t invest […]
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December 16th, 2015 · Comments Off on Ethical investment · Politics
The television news for the last few days has been full of reports about the situation in Calais. What is really disconcerting about it all is the way the reporters, commentators and anchors manage to avoid using a certain word: people. They always talk about ‘migrants’ doing this, and ‘migrants’ doing that. At no point […]
July 2nd, 2015 · Comments Off on Party lines · 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 – […]
January 25th, 2015 · Comments Off on Churchill · Life
The anniversary of Churchill’s death this weekend saw Nicholas Soames popping up all over the TV. As you may guess, I am not a big fan of Soames. On top of all the normal reasons to dislike a Tory you can add his shamelss trading on the reputation of his illustrious relative. I do think […]
October 27th, 2014 · Comments Off on Everybody wins · Politics
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.
August 28th, 2014 · Comments Off on The circus comes to Clacton · 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 on Caption competition · 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 on A Govial evening · 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 […]