Tag: Local Politics

EU Axes Cyprus Airways

Cyprus Airways is facing bankruptcy thanks to EU legislation which prohibits State aid for companies! More than 300 Cyprus Airways staff face the sack next year unless Cyprus, like many other EU satellite States (but not Britain of course which always plays cricket) is willing to stick two fingers up to ruinous EU legislation. Cyprus…

I.O.EU

That ever curiouser EU hybrid puppet, officially stamped on its forehead with the tiny EU logo “Cameron-Hague”, but more popularly known in its Prime Ministerial guise as “Dave” or with its “yes-man” head plonked on, in which case it goes by the name of “William” (after all, did you ever see them both together?) is…

Huhne to Renege on Fees Pledge?

Eastleigh’s Liberal Democrat MP Chris Huhne looks poised to rip up another election pledge after Business Secretary Vince Cable  showed the government the green light to raise university tuition fees. Prior to the election Liberal Democrat policy was to oppose any rise in fees and accordingly last January Mr Huhne pledged his opposition as part of a campaign…

Crackdown on council newspapers

Communities’ secretary Eric Pickles has announced plans to crackdown on ‘free’ council newspapers like Eastleigh’s ‘Borough News’ – which he described as ‘Town hall Pravdas’. Critics of free council papers say they are biased in their support of council projects and provide unfair completion to local businesses and media outlets. A recent edition of ‘Borough…

County prepares to axe jobs

County Council Chiefs are preparing to swing the axe in anticipation of government public sector spending cuts to be announced in October and are already planning which services are going to get the chop. This year Hampshire has already seen in year funding cuts of £8.4million revenue and £9.6million capital, mainly effecting Children Services and…

UKIP fire first shot

Eastleigh’s UKIP candidate Ray Finch has fired the first shot in the Eastleigh General Election campaign. In the wake of the ‘Ashcroft’ furore and in response to an Eastleigh News story the minority party representative has launched a stinging on  attack on his main party rivals.  In an email reproduced below, he accuses the Conservative…