World War 1

November 11th, 2018

I cannot begin to comprehend the First World War. I have never understood war at all, beyond the occasional need perhaps for two angry men to knock seven bells out of each other to settle a misunderstanding in a pub. I have never ever understood why these differences of opinion have to be extended to encompass entire nations and destroy civilisations. So today when I read this Tweet from Tom Cordell I thought yes, I agree with you and that’s why I’m posting it here.

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Fixed Odds Betting Terminals

November 4th, 2018

New Labour, you started this.

Bookmakers taking huge profits and football clubs taking sponsorship from gambling and leaving the NHS to pick up the bill and families to face grief is privatising profit and nationalising consequences.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/nov/04/end-scourge-of-fixed-odds-betting-terminals

Austerity isn’t over

November 1st, 2018

Right to buy – Richard Blyth

October 31st, 2018

Firstly read the preceding article to this Part III

You can download the 1280×720 version of the above video with this http://www.any-video-converter.com/download-avc-free.php the 1080p requires more work.

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The Guardian have moved their videos to Youtube. So to watch Anywhere But Westminster at HD you must first go to the Guardian Youtube channel. This is the link below:-

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGuardian

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@SpeyeJoe has been writing about social housing for a long time and in vivid terms with figures to back up his assertions. Today is no exception and if you haven’t heard of him now is the time to start. 

Affordable housing? Oh no its not! End of social housing too! We need to talk ..

In his latest article he writes about the end of social rents across the country as housing associations abandon rents based on income for an “affordable” model which isn’t.

I’ve added his blog link to my “blog roll” in the right hand column as Joe Halewood.

In a section about the CIH Conference last week C4 news included a few statistics …

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In the photograph above pictured with John Healey MP and Jeremy Corbyn MP is Cllr Matthew Bennett Housing Management Board Officers (Chair). The last being one of the people responsible for deciding that Cressingham Gardens must be demolished in favour of higher density housing or in my words to build expensive flats next to a park.

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