Whitstable Oval campaign pledge

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”

Our nation needs new council houses

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.

Letters in response to my column about Jeremy Corbyn

The following letter appeared in the Whitstable Gazette in response to my column of the 28th of July: It’s easy to explain why Corbyn proves popular: I agree with C J Stone that the future of the Labour Party is uncertain if Jeremy Corbyn were to be re-elected as leader. Sadly for those of us who have supported and workedContinue reading “Letters in response to my column about Jeremy Corbyn”

Wrecking ball ends sorting office hopes

Delivery office So the old delivery office on Cromwell Road, has been demolished at last. One of my colleagues told me. He said that that they were starting work as he began a loop, and that they were finished by the time he got back. “It took about 35 minutes,” he said. “They don’t hangContinue reading “Wrecking ball ends sorting office hopes”

Residents shocked at vote to cut their care services

Lang Court So what’s going on at Lang Court? On the one hand they’ve just had new windows, new front doors and new kitchens fitted in every flat, at the cost of several hundred thousand pounds at least. On the other, the residents are being asked to vote on downgrading their services. First appeared inContinue reading “Residents shocked at vote to cut their care services”

Deaths of stars and friends remind us how fragile we are

There have been a number of high profile deaths in the news recently: starting with Lemmy from Motorhead, followed by David Bowie and ending with Alan Rickman last week. I was never a particular fan of any of them, but they served as a familiar backdrop to the ongoing story of my own life, soContinue reading “Deaths of stars and friends remind us how fragile we are”

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