There are multi-million pound flats sprouting up all over London. Most of them remain empty.
Wouldn’t it be more intelligent – and just as effective – to increase safety measures at the crossing?
The funniest part of the whole venture was the way in which people tried to ignore him. An insectizoid alien goes shopping in a rubber suit, and no one notices
What a wonderful gig at the Labour Club last night, featuring the inimitable Nigel Hobbins, and the revelatory Native Oysters Band, in aid of the Oval Campaign. Nigel was brilliant as always, doing a poignant rendition of his Garden of England song, amongst others. These lines seemed particularly apt given the cause this evening: “ForContinue reading “The Native Oysters Band at the Whitstable Labour Club”
My friend Joe is homeless again. He’s tucked away on an unused patch of land in the heart of Whitstable, behind a fence, invisible to all but his immediate neighbours. He’s living in a tent made of bamboo draped with tarpaulin. He has all his worldly possessions in there: books and a bed, clothes, twoContinue reading “Cosmic Joe”
I’ve just pledged £1 to the Oval Campaign on the Crowd Justice website: tinyurl.com/CrowdJusticeOval It was an experiment. I wanted to see if it was possible to pledge such a small amount without my computer going into meltdown, and flagging me up as a cheapskate. Apparently it is. If you go on the site itContinue reading “Whitstable Oval campaign pledge”
From the Whitstable Gazette 08/09/2016 Cut So Canterbury City Council are planning to cut the amount of support people get towards paying their council tax. Currently the council operates a council tax support scheme (CTSS) which limits the amount people on low incomes have to pay towards their council tax to five percent. According toContinue reading “Council tax support cuts target the most vulnerable”
“All for ourselves and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.” — Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations
The cost to the taxpayer of directly supplementing private landlords through the Housing Benefit system was £9.3 billion last year. Much of that has gone directly into the pockets of some of the most wealthy people in our country.