Years, of news and comment, time flies when your having a good moan up.
Blogging, why do it, I often forget how long this blog has been a part of my life, I never forget why. But still the urge is weak these days, due to the endless disappointment of useless incompetent politicians tends drain the life out of me.
If you look at local media, newspapers and broadcasters, news output is rarely comprehensive, it's too easy for journalists to accept being spoon fed, that's why in recent weeks national broadcast news has endlessly reported the missing Malaysian airliner, and while doing so taking our minds off the crisis in the Ukraine and the West impotence in dealing with the awful criminal Putin.
The catalyst for this blog, was the incompetence of local government in getting the Turner Contemporary off the ground. Unfortunately the local politisphere is still populated with those of average ability but high levels of self importance and the not unnatural, urge to grab as much of your money as they can.
Recent history has highlighted and boasted my view that local government is more than flawed, I'm sorry that I haven't time, recently to comment, but would like to thank in particular Cllr Ian Driver for giving us some flavour of the ineptitude of Thanet's Labour administration.
It would appear that Thanet's Labour group intend to govern at any price, just look at the dreary coalition that exist apparently with the sole purpose of affording hard "working" Labour to stagger from crisis to crisis.
Perhaps the most worrying aspect of Thanet Council is the pure hostility toward democracy, members of the public harassed at public meetings, shocking contempt for democratic decisions such as Clive Hart fighting his fellow democratically elected representatives over planning decisions (EKO) with the councils own money (YOUR MONEY), of course worse than Clive Hart seems to be the strange behaviour of council officers (who are virtually unsackable like all "public servants") who appear to be actively politicised refusing in the most petty fashion to assist.
Thanet council is facing a morass of financial disasters, with air head Labour thinking, things look pretty bad, finally just to give a flavour, Labour ignoring the fact that they did as much as they could to damage Manston Airports chances have created the Manston task force, no doubt this will make Labour top knobs feel good, contrast this with the Conservative response from MPs Sir Roger Gale and Laura Sandys who have at least challenged Anne Gloag and tried to save Manston.
PS Thanks to local Bloggers such as Louise Oldfield, Ian Driver and Michael Child we have a window into our world which would not be covered by the Isle of Thanet Gazette, Thanet Extra, and taxpayer funded local BBC journalists.