Comments about what’s going on in political life … …Please note that views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of Health Concern or of it’s Councillors or members - but enjoy them - or ignore them (!) It’s your choice.
Wyre Forest and West Midlands
With NRS Aggregates now lodging their proposals to Worcestershire County Council to extract 300,000 tonnes of sand and gravel per year from a 110-acre patch of green belt land at Lea Castle Farm, off the A449, those protesting against those plans are urging people to submit their objections before the consultation deadline in just six weeks time.The company says materials from the quarry will supply much-needed aggregates to maintain local roads and build new housing, but an action group set up in June last year remains concerned the countryside will be spoiled beyond repair."Now the planning application is available for public consultation, we have to submit our objections. We urge all concerned residents to attend the public consultation.”NIMBY ? Possibly. But WHY NOT ? That’s Democracy at work.
Throughout the UK
Neighbouring Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid makes history - but sadly for all the wrong reasons, becoming the second shortest serving Chancellor since Iain Macleod.But then, Iain died shortly after he took office in 1970.Sajid will also be only the second Chancellor never to have delivered a Budget. Within minutes of Mr Javid's resignation, the Prime Minister has reportedly appointed Rishi Sunak as his next Chancellor.Rishi, who has been touted as a rising star by Downing Street and has taken a prominent role in Mr Johnson's administration, will now complete plans to merge advisers in Number 10 and Number 11 (which plans were apparently unacceptable to Sajid).
Throughout the rest of the world
Lots happening abroad.The ‘Lovely Leo’ has lost-out in Eire. Big time.Not only will Leo Vardaker have lost his post as Prime Minister (Taoiseach), his party (Fine Gael) their dominant position in Parliament (the Dáil Éireann - lower house), but he only kept his seat by the skin of his teeth (possible mixed metaphor) - having to wait to the fifth count of his constituency (Dublin West) before he was confirmed the winner (Teachta Dála).What a loser !_________________And across ‘The Pond’ (as opposed to ‘The Water’) “old man” Joe Biden (77) flunks-out to fifth place in that gaggle of losers, the Democratic Candidate selection process.This two-times Vice President is quoted as saying _•"You’re a lying, dog-faced pony soldier" to a student questioner•“I gotta lotta, I got hairy legs” about his time as a life-guard•“I learned about roaches. I learned about kids jumping on my lap. And I’ve loved kids jumping on my lap."•“We have to just change the culture, period, and keep punching at it, and punching at it, and punching at it. No, I really mean it. It’s a gigantic issue."•"I want to be clear, I’m not going nuts." What a shame if he loses and drops-out.He’s the one candidate who could make Donald Trump look Presidential !