Tag: local politics

Suck It Up, Sweetie…

“Basically, the smart bits of Hackney are getting bigger, but sadly a lot of locals are being shifted out. All of a sudden, we’ve got lots of new bars, which is good for progression and moving with the times. But…

Well, It’s A Start…

The decision made by the council’s community services committee last week will mean residents can do their shopping locally without having to fork out for high parking charges. Yes. It’s only five free spaces. And the attitude that they are…

Hey, Since You Like Collective Punishment So Much…

A senior city councillor has claimed officers are vetting every letter he writes to constituents. Conservative group leader John Fareham said he was “astonished” to discover non-political letters about issues such as parking signs were being checked by the council’s…

Look, It’s Basic Budgetary Logic!

Croydon faces a reduction in the multimillion-pound funding it receives for looking after hundreds of young asylum-seekers. Oh noes! They’ll all be destitute! How will they cope!!! The UK Border Agency (UKBA) is to revise one of the grants following…

What’s ‘Progressive’ About This?

Bristol should implement a “progressive squeeze on cars” to solve its transport problems, campaigners have been told. It’s apparently ‘progressive’ now to force people out of their own personal transport and onto public transport, or non-powered bikes, is it? The…