A quick glance at the local political websites reveals an update from Roger Gale, with an interesting press release about Eurostar see http://www.rogergale.com/content_manager/page.php?ID=102287&dbc=f37674049e904c861c5b875d94bd57c6 I don’t quite know what to make of this one.
A quick glance at the local blogs, Tim’s post on the levels of airborne mercury at Thor Chemicals in Margate during the 1980s is a bit jaw dropping see http://lovekentloveramsgate.blogspot.com/2010/01/another-thor-mercury-report.html 20 times the safe limit, at first I thought he must have something wrong here but he confirms this with documentation that seems pretty cast iron see http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev-138117-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html
Tony has some interesting thoughts about compensation when things go wrong and the local economy is damaged see http://bignewsmargate.blogspot.com/2010/01/how-about-sandy-ezekiel-gets.html I wonder if Ramsgate is due any over the Pleasurama debacle.
Bertie has an interesting post about gas, I had thought the business about gas supply problems was just a bit of Tory scaremongering and hadn’t realised that the reduced gas pressure some people are experiencing actually stops their heating see http://thanetstrife.blogspot.com/2010/01/when-will-we-have-gas-supply-crisis-in.html
It’s good to see Matt picking up on my thoughts about how local politicians are using the internet see http://thanetstar.com/article/thanet-politics-thanet-conservative?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ThanetStar+%28The+Thanet+Star%29
I think a factor here is that the most pertinent to the coming national elections is what proportion of the Thanet South floating vote is going to be influenced by the internet.
Oh and a particularly funny post from Simon http://birchington.blogspot.com/2010/01/frozen-fish.html
The picture above prompted the obvious question from one of my children, why didn’t it snow on the beach?