Independent criticises council planning decisions for takeaway proposal

Exactly why should the Council be deciding what to do with a private sector business? If customer demand for a takeaway exists, then a takeaway should be supplied according to market forces – not the will of the local government. Issues like this are becoming a means for councils to appear busy doing something, andContinue reading “Independent criticises council planning decisions for takeaway proposal”

No Deal Brexit backed by independent

The one silver lining to an otherwise horrendous year is to leave the EU with no deal. A deal was never on the cards up to and during the referendum campaign. A deal only became an ‘option’ when establishment remainers became bitter they hadn’t got their way with the referendum result and did everything theyContinue reading “No Deal Brexit backed by independent”

Lichfield MP scorned by independent for supporting COVID vote

There’s an obvious but crucial difference between ‘cases’ and ‘deaths’, and it’s a difference which Lichfield’s MP, Michael Fabricant, seems content in ignoring. ‘Flattening the curve’ never at any point meant flattening the economy, but rather taking the strain off the NHS so that it could deal with cases more steadily. Mr Fabricant is theContinue reading “Lichfield MP scorned by independent for supporting COVID vote”

Lack of council opposition to destructive COVID policies censured by independent

Since the R rate is now estimated to be below one, why are councils up and down the country simply adjusting policies in support of the new tiers? Why are they not actively opposing or even questioning the efficacy of the tiers based on the government’s own measure of the virus spreading? Why are ourContinue reading “Lack of council opposition to destructive COVID policies censured by independent”

Christopher J. Wilkinson reflects on the resignation of Margaret Thatcher

Exactly thirty years ago today, Margaret Thatcher resigned as Prime Minister after losing the confidence of her pro-European cabinet colleagues. She wasn’t thrown out by the public at a general election, she wasn’t even defeated in a motion of confidence in the House of Commons – she was effectively stabbed in the front by herContinue reading “Christopher J. Wilkinson reflects on the resignation of Margaret Thatcher”

Independent slams increasing politicisation of Pope Francis

I’m sure Christians the world over are similarly ashamed at the fact the religion has at its forefront an increasingly and overtly political Pope. Not only is Pope Francis the theologian you’d expect him to be, he is now apparently a scientist able to lecture us on the benefits of wearing face masks, a culturalContinue reading “Independent slams increasing politicisation of Pope Francis”

Independent questions motives behinds mass testing strategy

Staffordshire County Council are looking to recruit people to distribute COVID tests as part of the national rollout. The test is apparently designed to ‘quickly identify people who have the virus but may have no symptoms’. There is no meaningful or substantive evidence to suggest that COVID is unique in being the only symptomless virusContinue reading “Independent questions motives behinds mass testing strategy”

Government economic record faces independent scrutiny ahead of spending review

There is an old political adage that says nothing you do in politics will amount to anything unless you get the economy right. The economy is currently on life support; butchered, shot down by the state itself. That same state believes it can now also provide the cure to the problem it created. Unemployment, businessContinue reading “Government economic record faces independent scrutiny ahead of spending review”

Council failure to follow best practice regarding data security scorned by independent

If it is found that Lichfield District Council has used thirteen unencrypted laptops to store, transfer or transmit personal data, then not only will the council’s reputation be irreparably damaged, but the law may very well have been broken too. It depends entirely on what purposes the laptops are being used for, but in anyContinue reading “Council failure to follow best practice regarding data security scorned by independent”

Doubts cast by independent on official COVID narrative

So now ‘health leaders’ in Staffordshire are suggesting people ought to get tested for the coronavirus if they begin experiencing headaches, aches and pains, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing and tiredness. Aren’t they pretty much the same symptoms you get with a regular cough or cold? And if so, what does that suggest to youContinue reading “Doubts cast by independent on official COVID narrative”