Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
The big question from me is should we be worried, what always sets alarm bells ringing for me are phrases like "public realm", "multidisciplinary client and designs team" and "stakeholder engagement" which I think means roughly the same as asking the public, the rest who knows or cares.
Should you be worried, I think you should one quote from the agenda "A particular aspect of the re-engineering will be to increase the amount of regular congestion currently experienced in Margate" which I would interpret as they are suggesting, a pigs breakfast of a pedestrian area, pedestrians mixed up with a continuous stream of queuing traffic with people trying to get home or go to work or just live still you can take a look at the information available so far, indeed you might have got off your backside and decided to attend the presentation which will take place shortly.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Working people have increasingly taken the brunt of funding Britain's work shy free loaders, when Labour came into power in 1997 they were going to bring in welfare reforms.
As with Tuition fees they (Labour) adopted a right wing agenda and took the easy way out.
Instead of getting dole cheats off the sofa, and out of the bookies, Labour decided to expand the economy which is why mass migration has been a key part of Labours recent rule, most new jobs going to foreign nationals.
Its a real tragedy that reform has been left to the coalition, at this time, for this reason we are in a recession, 13 years of heartless Labour has left workers, in construction, agricultural, hospitality industries with reduced earnings and fewer opportunities as Labour let big business ruthlessly exploit east Europeans and screw down wages and conditions.
Labour had years to reform, they didn't, probably because they didn't want to offend the left wing dinosaurs, in the party, who in the last six months have emerged from the dark.
Rather than make any significant improvement to this countries fabric Labour eroded any improvements in Education, Health, Transport etc. by a significant degree through a mismanaged economy.
There really is no choice but to reform welfare, people like me work long hours to keep afloat and look at those we know could work but wont, enough is enough, I remember watching a couple on telly the other week, getting a free home and 26 grand a year, the women stared into the camera and claimed the money was for her children, I nearly cried, then I remembered the many weeks I've been working 60 plus hours to fund her time in front of Jeremy Kyle.
The tragedy is that many do want to work but clearly some don't, Labour had 13 years to reform welfare in better economic times, it could have been less painful but Labour were too busy looking after themselves.
Blair Brown and Milliband have a lot to answer for, really.
Friday, November 12, 2010
It's just a personal observation but I just wonder how stupid Britain's young are.
As someone who has always been in favour of free education, it worries me that those kids protesting the other day about tuition fees, have no idea about where blame needs to be apportioned.
Increasingly desperate and corrupt Labour appear to have no qualms or indeed scruples in manipulation of student anger, over increases in tuition fees despite the fact that Labour introduced them.
It's my belief that Labour ought to bare the brunt of criticism despite Tony Blair, being elected with the meaningless mantra "education, education, education his man Blunkett agreed to screw the poor within a couple of weeks of the 1997 election.
Labour have in my view been very cynical and although the daily Mail is not known for it's impartiality this article ( click here) is worth a gander.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
First mystery - Spotted this lunch time, something not often seen on main lines these days, a steam train (60163) on the North London line, 19th century technology in the 21st century. What's that all about I'm fifty four and have never travelled by steam, so where do these enthusiast get the urge.
Second mystery - Having travelled on the Hi Speed train down from London recently I just wonder why it is necessary for the train to stop so flipping far up the platform, saving all of about 15 minutes or thereabouts on the journey time from London only to have a five minute walk back into Margate station. If the train parked up any further it would be in Westgate.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Spotted in the Metro London's free daily paper was this story of a family put up in a £2.5 million home, according to the report although this accommodation was temporary the family could now return to their original home, but appear reluctant. I wonder why? why they don't return home and why I pay taxes to fund this sort of nonsense.
Monday, November 08, 2010
Frequently in London, I often have a moment or two to catch up on email, blogs, news and all that malarkey using my smartphone.
My mobile phone provider in addition to offering me 3G, also offers unlimited access to something called BT Openzone, one of the few times I was able to connect successfully to this was outside a coffee shop in West Hampstead, after I'd just had a coffee not realising this was one of the few locations where BT would allow me to connect.
Often my phone blocks access to my 3G internet connection, claiming to have connected to BT Openzone only to redirect me to a web page which then attempts to mug me for more money, refusing to log me on for free.
I'm sure Openzone offers a great wifi experience if you can get it to work, I've rung my phone provider and despite all their advice found the best thing to do is turn off wifi on my phone as I leave the house.
Although I don't have a direct contract with BT maybe someone could explain, why Openzone is for me so flipping useless and why their hot spots are nothing of kind.
This posts is bought to you by 3G from the A2 which tonight is slower than usual due to several high speed parking manoeuvres.
Saturday, November 06, 2010
Thursday, November 04, 2010
I have to confess to being a tad mean to Labour just recently, I would just like to thank them for one thing, the high speed line out of St Pancras, hurtling me back to the the cradle of civilisation, the planet Thanet.
Even if Mrs T's lot started the thing Labour, connected east Kent, so I could make a hasty escape tonight from north London, a rare luxury for me to escape from the crew bus Blackwall Tunnel, 2 hours of hell on the M2, worth every penny of the twenty quid ticket price.