Well damn all it seems, I've not heard any pronouncements or views of any Kent politicians, maybe their oblivious or like the idea of Kent Messenger Group acquiring a virtual monopoly on local newspapers reporting in Kent.
*I contacted Roger Gale's office earlier in the week, to see if he could assist in revealing more information, I also hoped that my enquiry might provoke a reaction, unfortunately this does not seem to be the case. I did however get an email of Gales View on Thanet Labours anti jobs and anti business policy which while I agreed, did not hit the spot
I cannot help thinking threats to the future of the Mr Puss (the Flaig family cat) would probably be more likely to get a reaction, than the end of competitive reporting of local issues.
It seems staggering that local politicians don't have a view. In the case of Roger Gale, I know that some years ago, a rather shabby "story" was published in the Gazette, not surprisingly resulting in Roger Gale, transferring his "View" column to the alternative KM Thanet Extra as there was the choice, which shortly may not exist.
I doubt either the Kent Messenger Group or even Northcliffe Media (who paid some millions for Kent Regional News and Media) are about to go belly up if this deal does not go through.
It's perhaps an indication of the quality of our local politicians, it might be that either they don't care or even know what's going on.
For all postings on this subject click here, it seems despite living in a "democracy" this issue is not being reported elsewhere including the state broadcaster BBC South East or Radio Kent. WHY NOT?
Finally it seems strange that MP Laura Sandy's adept as she appears at having a view on most subjects is remarkable quiet on this matter.
*Since writing this I have received a letter typed on the day of my enquiry to Roger Gale, therefore this need be read in that context, and my apologies to Roger Gale MP.