Monthly Archives: April 2013

Dirty tricks against independent candidate reported to police

VANDALISM OR AN ATTACK ON DEMOCRACY? The grubby face of politics emerged today as Jan Hansen, the Lincolnshire Independent candidate for Martin Hill’s patch of Folkingham Rural, made a formal complaint to the police about vandalism to his election signs.  … Continue reading

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Does size matter?

Sorry about the heading but this subject ‘does matter’ and needed a bit of spicing up! It is about whether small rural hospitals are fairly funded and the implication on the quality of care and even death rates. We need … Continue reading

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Your £21m has been unavoidably delayed……..

If you travel by rail and the train is delayed you can get compensation, depending upon the length of the delay.  And so we should. But what if other things are delayed? What is generally not known is that our … Continue reading

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The missing £100m and the problems in our hospitals – the sign of things to come?

A particular beef of mine is the grossly unfair underfunding of Lincolnshire public services, assessed at an eye watering £100m pa – or around £500 per household.  As the austerity programme bites it will affect vital services in every part … Continue reading

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When is an independent an independent……

I saw an interesting piece on the new Boston Eye blog questioning when an independent candidate is a genuine independent and whether a ‘party’ or group of ‘independents’ means that in fact they are not at all independent, with their … Continue reading

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The £50 election bribe – with your own money?

All of us should by now have received our council tax bills and no doubt many of us will be pleased that the County Council has effectively frozen its charge.  Good news, as none of us like to pay more … Continue reading

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Underfunded, overstretched hospitals. But who gives a damn? Part 2

A while ago I published a blog with the title ‘Underfunded overstretched hospitals.  But who gives a damn? It was followed by an even more stark blog ‘The £0.5m 677 death cover up’. Enough to rattle a few important people … Continue reading

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