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Day 154: On Dealing With Differing Opinions

I’ve seen a number of articles offering advice on how we ought to deal with difficult relatives at Thanksgiving.  Most of them offer advice for people “dealing with” conservative family members, like… 1,428 more words

Chancellor, with these council tax rises you are really spoiling us!

Today’s lazy political journalism story is brought to you by the BBC.

Over the weekend, Auntie reported that George Osborne was “to allow council tax rise to plug care funding gap”. 150 more words


David Cameron has shown the left how we can win

Nathan Akehurst is Leaders’ political editor

If you’re an average voter and reading this, you probably agree that government should balance its books. You also probably do not want to see your… 765 more words

Political Strategy

Time to get feisty?

At a very interesting INLOGOV seminar on Combined Authorities I attended recently, one speaker said (something like), ‘local government leaders need to get feisty in order to get this (CAs) opportunity right… and not roll over’. 881 more words


Canvey residents left un-represented whilst others decide fate of our Local Plan!

As December 2015 approaches, the local press shows evidence of residents unease of what the Castle Point councillors may deliver when they come to consider the New Local Plan. 787 more words

Local Plan

‘When an uprising of the property owning classes in Hampshire is your best hope for the future you know you’re in trouble’ By Andy Inch (University of Sheffield)

This is a post about the land-use planning system in England. This is not a subject that makes it high up the list of topics that ‘critical urbanists’ tend to consider sexy, or even perhaps remotely interesting. 1,207 more words

The benefits of going local

Published in The New Zealand Herald (Auckland), 30 October 2015 (with Khyaati Acharya)

“The way this country is run is broken”, the cabinet minister said in his speech. 982 more words