If you have been forced to queue for fuel recently, or wondered why prices are rising, or feared for empty shelves in the shops.....it will come as no surprise that there is a shortage of qualified and willing HGV drivers. Some say it is … [Read more...] about WHERE ARE THE DRIVERS?
This man should know. He's a senior Civil Servant at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and the figure still charged with pushing through more unitary councils all over England. The Secretary of State and the … [Read more...] about HOW MUCH IS A UNITARY COUNCILLOR REALLY WORTH?
It is exactly THREE MONTHS since the Government's consultation on two different unitary plans for local government in Somerset closed. Since then, apart from a late pathetic admission that only 5500 people had bothered to fill in the … [Read more...] about MINISTRY OF LIES?
The Cabinet Minister in charge of local government is flying flags on Wednesday. I doubt if he will be hauling them up the flagpoles himself, but he intends to display "Historic" flags from all the English counties - including Somerset - … [Read more...] about “Historic” Flag Day?
The Prime Minister postponed Freedom Day. The House of Commons approved the delay. And though I fully understand and sympathise with our vital tourism and hospitality industries I voted to delay the final end of lockdown purely on the … [Read more...] about WHAT PRICE FREEDOM?