Monthly Archives: August 2014

Cherwell – solving the housing shortage or building tomorrow’s slums?

Cherwell District Council is not alone in having a serious problem in planning but residents of Cherwell will draw no comfort from knowing others are suffering the same destruction of their cultural and architectural heritage, particularly in the rural areas. … Continue reading

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Rotherham – the question that dare not be asked

The news that at least 1,400 children were sexually abused over a sixteen-year period in Rotherham and that those who should have pursued and prevented the abusers instead turned a blind eye is as baffling as it is appalling.  Or … Continue reading

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Miliband savaged by Oxford Labour Party

I repeat below an extract from the Huffington Post blog with some amusement.   Ed Miliband’s policy agenda has been branded “pathetic”, “catastrophic”, “mealy-mouthed” and “bland” by the Labour Party’s grassroots.  The criticism for much of Labour’s policy platform came … Continue reading

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The price of democracy

I see from the Guardian (the national leftie one and not the Banbury leftie one) that Cllr Jas Athwal (pictured left) and the Leader of the London Borough of Redbridge has proudly trumpeted his removal of much of the democratic … Continue reading

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Rum do at The Black Boy

The Black Boy is a lovely old (late sixteenth century) pub in the North Oxfordshire hamlet of Milton.  I like a pint and a sandwich at lunchtime and our Jack Russell likes a place after his midday walk where he is … Continue reading

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Economic recovery – the third leg

Today’s Daily Telegraph is fulsome in its praise for Ian Duncan Smith, quite rightly pointing out that George Osborne has been given credit for his role in restoring confidence in the country’s finances but Ian Duncan Smith deserves recognition for … Continue reading

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