Friday, October 16, 2015

TDC Chief Executive accuses long standing MP of making unfounded allegations

I am now obtaining counsel's advice to consider what action should be taken to support the Officer's defamed by your publication, the words in the final paragraph of Madeline Homer's letter referring to an email letter sent to council leader Chris Wells, in which she claims Sir Rodger Gail MP has defamed various officer's

Crikey what could mild mannered Sir Rodger have possibly done to upset Thanet's council top bod, not much in my view.  In writing to Chris Wells,  about the compulsory purchase order of Manston Sir Rodger Gale did mention concerns over a the previous CPO of Dreamland, which might have resulted in over caution concerning the Manston Airport CPO.

The worst that Sir Rodger has done is to perhaps, I think, suggest that the negotiation for the Dreamland CPO could have been better. ( I would of course normally quote Sir Rodger directly however who knows whether or not Thanet's boss might not wish to spend more tax payers money on lawyers)

Like it or not Sir Rodger Gale was elected to office, and has done a good job over the years, I doubt many feel it appropriate for the appointed chief of Thanet council to be using public money to censor correspondence of local MP even if he is critical of the leader of the council Chris Wells.

PS I did ask Medellin Homer's office if it was ok for me to comment however as you might imagine I've had no response at the time of writing.

I also asked yesterday if they could actually name the council officers who have been defamed and of course, how much this legal hoo-ha was costing. no answer as yet!  my guess and it's entirely speculative and detached from reality but once counsel (a lawyer to you and me) has stopped laughing, thought how much he can charge, factored in that the generous taxpaying residents of Thanet will be footing the bill, who knows it could be thousands!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Dreamland evacuated

Rain stops play at dreamland, due to heavy rain and possible lightning, about 1.50 pm today security bods removed the public from the amusement park, and into the entrance area.

Still on the plus side is been a great day so far, with a test train on the scenic railway, I assume punters such as myself and grand kids will be back in the park shortly.

No refunds are available the park is technically open although visitors have been turfed out and not allowed back in at this stage. 14.26

Sun is out and so are paying guests , outside the amusement park with still no concrete information, when or if it will open.

@15:01 the sun has been out for ten minutes and Dreamland park is still not open and still no news as why or when the park reopens.

With no information left the park @15:20.

In my view this situation was badly handled, it may well have made sense to evacuate the park during heavy rain for safety reasons but not informing
customers what is happening and when the park might reopen is inexcusable.

I visited the park at the weekend and was very impressed with everything, the staff were very professional and helpful, the mood was good enhanced by various entertainment, facilities clean, the rides in good condition, overall I thought the experience as pleasurable as any park.

Thursday, August 06, 2015

East Kent Sacrificed as France damages the UK Economy

Cutting through the back roads early this morning on the way into Margate, my attention was drawn to work at Manston airport to create a lorry park, it struck me in the dim light, as a somewhat weird and sinister sight, a line of tower lights have been placed along on the runway.

As I drove down Spitfire Way, I'm thinking,  how the hell are hundreds of trucks going to negotiate their way to the airport. (At its peak more 6,800 trucks have used the channel tunnel in one day).

Spitfire Way is a signifcant route out of Thanet travelled by many of us, who have to go outside the area for work it looks like commuters and those who live in Manston will be stuffed ,still the fat cat Tory masters in Maidstone and Etonian low lifes in Downing St. or indeed property speculators wont be losing any sleep.

It's some time since I last posted but the creation of a lorry park, at Manston is worth a mention,  my main thought is that, this may not have been possible without the Leadership of Kent County Council,  Paul Carter, has I understand has often suggested such a thing and has now got his way. So far his administrations has had many achievements traffic management is not one that comes to mind, in fact it's the controversies I recall, such as the failed broadcasting project, poor children services and fat payoffs to staff for reasons that have never been explained.

The background to the chaos at our channel ports, is the UK governments ineffectual reaction to repeated attacks by French activists. I think the Labour had it right the other day (not that they did Jack **** when in government) but its about time the government demanded compensation from France.

Part of the current disruption to cross channel traffic is caused by the plight of migrants, and I can understand why, they are so determined to get to the UK, however when we see the news, perhaps a question to ask is why are refuges are sleeping in tents and shacks, France is a rich country couldn't they do better.

My theory is that the limp attempts to keep channel crossings open are part of the French authorities conducting a covert economic war, some of the recent disruption has come from industrial disputes, it seems that France allows special interest groups to run riot, can anyone imagine Kent police to allowing trade unionist to blockade roads with mountains of burning car tyres such has recently been the case.

When will Cameron and his cronies man up and sort out France. It looks like Thanet is about to be cut off by the lunatic scheme to divert lorries 60 Miles from the channel ports.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Vote for Scobie and who knows what we will get

I'm thinking that few people gave much thought to who actually organised the stop ukip demonstration in Ramsgate this last weekend. Although I noticed a SWP member (Socialist workers party that no longer take part in elections) apparently organising things.

From talking to people at the protest I understand those taking part were mainly in support of the labour candidate Will Scobie, although there was a broad spectrum of left wing activists.

The labour party are not hiding their contempt for the democratic system by using  their stop Farage slogan on campaign literature, so I wonder whether they ought to be a little more open in what appears to be corporation between themselves and the far left.

It seems a bit rich, that Labour give the impression that they have become a moderate and responsible party, with all the journalist in town, you would think that some of them might just scratch the surface to see what lies underneath.

UKIP as a political party has really been created by the lack of debate from mainstream politicians such as Labour  Liberal Democrat and Conservative, unwilling to have an honest debate over the european union.

Seems that Labour are trying to paint UKIP as a bunch of thugs, when in actual fact they themselves created a climate in which honest debate was unavailable.

Sadly mainstream opinion is with UKIP, because Labour in particular have deserted ordinary people a long time ago, and in the process betrayed their own working class based background by gifting jobs, welfare and housing to people with no connection an no loyalty to the UK.

Labour only cares about jobs for the boys the party elite, forget the working class.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Labour heavy bought in to sort out Fannit South

You may remember actor and presenter Ross Kemp as one of the Mitchell bruvvers in East Enders and latterly what I take to be infotainment programme's on satellite TV  about  "gangs" "war" and other such testosterone fueled malarkey, anyway luckily for the Scobie fighting for Saff Fannit, it turns out that the TV celebrity happens to be a life long labour bod, who despite having little association with Thanet now wants to get involved.

So what's burning up  Labour luvvie Ross, seems UKIP have (shock horror), targeted Thanet South as a likely seat for Nigel Farage, 

I doubt that Ross has over-loaded his brain with the thought that Labour has it seems itself cynically groomed young Will Scobie, first I presume hardly out of education and probably no real work experience, he was given an easy seat on the local council, then shortly after made Mayor of Margate(shows some contempt for Margate), and then selected for the county council, targeted just like Farage targeted for winnable seat. 

A cynical move by Will Scobie and the labour party targeting a seat which is loaded generally toward the conservatives but aware the right wing vote would be split by UKIP.

Crikey what next Ray Winston knocking on you door on  Thursday asking you to Vote Naaaow. 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Do we really want Scobie????

Dismal Labour and other thoughts on Thanet general election

Is this the most depressing election ever, despite all the assurances to the contrary, I'm sure any rational person has dismissed the idea that Ed Milliband is tough enough, or that his retched crew of no good charlatans are up to governing.

I've had little time to study the form of Thanet's contestants in the race to parliament, however sad as it is Thanet North will only ever see Gale displaced by the passage of time, good knows why but that is how it is.

Thanet South is certainly s mixed bag the best candidate being Russ Timpson, and i don't just say that because he's the liberal democrat, certainty otherwise the choice is dismal, the Tory  previously a UKIP man,  of the rest Ian Driver the Green candidate is the only other stand out man, if for nothing else exposing some of the less than wholesome activities and shocking events of the local council.

Will Scobie has for me shown himself to be the surprise non-entity, the best so far from him appears to be, that desperate plea for people to vote tactically, a tactic deplored generally by mediocre politicians who've little or nothing to offer.

It seems such waste, still finally we've the UKIP party leader, Nigel Farage it's difficult to comment on, since the media in general and state funded BBC journalist in particular have been busting their balls to discredit and demonize Farage ever since the European elections.

I think Thanet south electorate have a real choice and if anything it's wide open, they can act like sheep and be herded up like sheep by Labours young inexperienced Will Scobie, (who as I understand has rarely if ever had a real job that didn't involve working for the labour party) , or they could go for some of the exotic, perhaps the passionate "man of the people" Ian Driver, maybe the voters of Thanet could, dare I say it challenge the media bigotry and vote for Farage because if no else, he at least has had the courage to question and raise the concerns of those who would like Britain to be a sovereign country not ruled from Germany.

Finally you could make a completely rational choice and vote Liberal Democrat, and acknowledge the accomplishments of the liberals in government, lower tax, better opportunity's for children and real help for children from poor backgrounds, or why not just go mad and vote for the know nothing & no experience Scobie, despite all the doors and orchestrated rise to labour parliamentary candidate, ask yourself this what has young will achieved. Errrrr.....

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Thanet South - The general election 2015 the first day

Thanet South appears to be the most interesting parliamentary seat in the country, it has a rich biodiversity, candidates from the weird, comic, boring, environmentally friendly, inexperienced idealistic socialist wonder kid, through to ex UKIP member now Tory and the real McCoy and the plain bonkers in my opinion.

I doubt if any parliamentary contest has ever been as diverse as that, which will be taking place in Thanet, the conservatives party held the seat till this week with Laura Sandys who throughout her tenure remained competent, rational and sane, lord knows, which of these highly individualistic candidates will win,  the two main contenders appear to be Will Scobie, who as far as I can tell has never had what most of us consider a "proper job" (anything outside of politics) and probably too young to have any life experience and then there's Farage plenty work and I imagine life. Tough choice?

This general election is not as clear cut, as others have been, however it would seem most likely that the conservatives will be returned to government, one way or another, since the idea of labour holding the reins of office, would be akin to putting a alcoholic in charge  an off licence. So my money's on Farage rather than Scobie and who knows it might do Will some good, instead of churning out meaningless predictable tweets for Labour, devoid of emotion, he might develop some depth.

I'm sure it won't take the  electorate too long, to work out the implications, to this country's economic  stability and perhaps even more importantly,  the security and defence of this country, I don't doubt for a second that those who've thought about how things were back 2010, will appreciate what the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats have done for the country.

This thought might be the biggest problem for Labour, Ed Miliband can stab his own brother in the back, using the power of the trade union movement to win the Labour leadership contest, then it seems that small matter of breaking apart the United Kingdom and doing a quick deal with treacherous Scottish nationalist, just so that Ed  can play prime minister for a few months, until his colleagues remove him, could be quite likely, unthinkable maybe although possible, we could see the dismantling of the country's nuclear defence, at a time, when the world is becoming more dangerous particularly with Vladimir Putin happy to standby while assassins  dispose of rivals and allows his troops to invade Ukraine and while the Islamic world are tearing down civilisation.

Here in Thanet UKIP represent a continuing concern, and as far as I can tell the average person is as disturbed as ever by the shear (or sheer)* numbers of migrants and lack of control, despite the endless attacks by establishment journalist from London.

*see comments

Monday, February 23, 2015

Ukippers it's how politics is

No big surprise watching last nights "Ukippers", the BBC's documentary exposing Thanet South UKIP. The documentary makers got what I assume they came for, a particularly outrageous example of irrational racism, from Cllr Rozanne Duncan.

I get the impression that UKIP bods have been on their best behaviour, while being filmed, still if you point a camera long enough you'll get what you're after.  I imagine some many many hours eventually they hit journalistic pay dirt as Rozanne came out with, what is to most of us I guess complete bollix.

Anyway it shows how politics is, run by ordinary people, not professionals, so sometimes  theysay what they think or talk utter bollix, I dare say if you'd point a camera long enough at Labour or Conservatives you'd come up with some similar outrage, and if you didn't notice members of both of those parties have, since the last local election, each had a member make shocking homophobic comments.

I've certainly heard racist comments from UKIP politicians, and I'm sure the public is more than aware that some Ukippers are from the dregs,  BNP, NF and similar. However how will people vote in the General Election, those who are sick and tired of the dominance and subversion of British interest by the European Union led by Merkel.

It's a tough choice, Ukip are offering to cut us free from Europe, Cameron Clegg and Milliband have done nothing to stop our British democracy being slowly dismantled by undemocratic Eurocrats.

Friday, February 06, 2015

Have we finally gone mad

This is just a personal observation, but have we all gone mad Julian Assange the wikeleaks boss is subject to an extradition warrant from Sweden, resulting from accusations of sex crimes naturally he has done what any normal man would, faced with such accusations.

Yes who wouldn't immediately head for the Ecuadorian embassy the outpost of a little known south american country that is so insignificant most of us wouldn't know whether or not it was democratic or like most places in the world bent as a nine Bob note.

What has Mr Assange, got to fear from a democratic country such as Sweden.

More importantly why is the British tax payer left paying £10,000,000
so far for policemen to stand outside on the off chance he leaves the embassy.

Time to send in the SAS I think.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

What local consultation - Working peoples views don't count

I just wonder what sort of consultation (The local plan) Thanet council are running since they appear to offer most opportunity to the unemployed, unemployable and retired, given that their drop in consultations are mainly held during working hours suited for societies drop outs.

The location for these consultations or "Drop in" sessions which number is six in total have two in Margate and two in Broadstairs,  Ramsgate is given parity with Birchington, Thanet's retirement home having just one session and those in Minster, forget about it.

Personally I am not a great believer in public consultation since I imagine the authors of such grandiose plans, have already considered the insanity of building a further 12,000 homes in Thanet and deemed it as  perfectly rational.

Finally maybe it is a good idea to not seek the views of Ramsgate people assuming they act in the same self-seeking way as Labour counsllors from that town with regards to Manston airport.

PS I find it hard to imagine that in the time up to 2031which this plan covers that 12000 jobs will be created to finance 12000 homes, I've lived in thanet for 55 years and I don't expect 12,000 jobs have been created in that time,  so it looks like this local plan is based on taxpayer money to provide the finance for and increased population which might explain such a crazy situation requiring Thanet to build on a massive scale.

PPS The idea that Thanet council officers are capable of planning anything seems a big ask, and assuming that this plan is a real dogs breakfast of opportunity for local land owners and greedy developers, it probably wont effect the authors since they probably earn more than enough for nice retirement home in southern europe.