Category Archives: Brighton & Hove

A changed attitude towards local taxes


There was a time when the Conservative led Government under the watchful eye of Eric Pickles promised us all that local taxation would be frozen and they criticised all the local authorities that sought to increase taxes and they penalised … Continue reading

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The need for consistency by our Council


This news report regarding the failure by Tony Antoniades to paint a building with the right paint, which is now resulting in legal action being taken against him by Brighton & Hove Council, led to a number of comments, some of … Continue reading

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A strong case to demolish FPTP


On Monday the House of Commons debated Proportional Representation, as a result of a petition which I signed and which was started by a fellow Sussex resident, Tim Ivorson who lives in the Crawley area, whose MP, Henry Smith spoke … Continue reading

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The need for an effective timetable


According to one of Philip Hammond’s predecessors (William Lowndes) ‘Take care of the pence; for the pounds will take care of themselves’. Sadly this sort of attitude does not sit well with our modern day Parliamentarians. Every time a written … Continue reading

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On the face of it, bad news for Brighton & Hove


One of the strengths of the way in which MPs are entitled to ask questions in the House of Commons is that where the data exists it gets published in an open manner, however sometimes the failure to then explain … Continue reading

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It is time for a statement, Cllr


My blog back on 24th September raised a suggestion that Brighton & Hove Council publish a statement regarding the apparent overspend of £300,000 by one of the sub-contractors employed by Mears.  The Council Audit and Standards Committee was due to examine … Continue reading

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The consequences of tough words


The announcement by the Labour leader of Brighton and Hove Council, Warren Morgan that he may ban future Labour Party conferences from the city following what has been described as an anti-semitic comment in a public meeting held in a … Continue reading

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