I guess those of you who read my press release blog will have viewed the video of Independent Councillor Bernard La Roche, if you haven’t here it is
As someone who reads more of the rather bland documents emanating from our various level of government than I would like, when it comes to our local government, it is the video footage that seems most to provide some sort of indicator that all is far from well.
The notion that we have local democracy and elect people who best represent our views and will represent local people, curbing the more bizarre excesses of career officers who live outside of the local area, doesn’t seem to work as well as one would hope.
Apologies if all this is a bit confused, my bookshop is fairly busy today and this combined with having bought the mother of all printers, so that I can print historic maps of Thanet, means that my eye is not entirely on the ball.
I wouldn’t say that I am a royalist, resorting to youtube again, this is the national anthem that most represents my nationalistic affiliations.
That said I do like a bit of showmanship and don’t think that replacing the present system of a monarch would be improved by having President Cameron, Clegg or what is the other chap’s name?
An interesting aside to local politics is that Dr Simon Moores appears to have aspirations towards becoming Dr No and appears to have bought the domain http://birchington.blogspot.no/
As you see from the pictures, after leaving The Belgian Café yesterday evening I spent some time looking at the moon.