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Even Tories are human

July 30th, 2015 · 1 Comment · 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 […]

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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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Churchill

January 25th, 2015 · Comments Off · 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 […]

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Everybody wins

October 27th, 2014 · Comments Off · 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.

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The circus comes to Clacton

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. […]

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Will the last minister to leave the Foreign Office please turn out the lights

August 12th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Politics

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 […]

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Caption competition

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?

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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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Putting Crawley on the map. Unfortunately.

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 […]

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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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