Hustings – 2018

Hustings – 2018

Hustings, like Christmas for people with no souls. This is a bit of a landmark hustings, a new ward and the last Council hustings for a few years as we move to a four-yearly cycle. Which means that for people like us this is the last Christmas in years. Unless Theresa...
Your Local Lounge

Your Local Lounge

We all hate chains. We hate the way they use economies of scale to reduce costs, we hate their systematised approach to health and hygiene. We hate how we can make passive aggressive comments on Twitter just to ruin the day of an 18 year old intern in a social media...
General Election Hustings 2017

General Election Hustings 2017

As soon as they announced there was no PA we knew there was going to be trouble.   For an election that nobody wanted it certainly dragged a lot of people out to listen to four candidates explain why the Hall Green constituency is not a foregone conclusion.   This...
West Midlands Mayoral Hustings – 2017

West Midlands Mayoral Hustings – 2017

Do you remember 2012? When referendums were new and exciting and they came to us and asked us “Do you want a mayor?”, and we rose with one voice and said “No, we don’t want a mayor.” Well, the will of the people doesn’t mean quite the same thing when it doesn’t...
Benvenuti a Moseley

Benvenuti a Moseley

We didn’t exactly ask for it but we’ve got it. At last we have two massive restaurants selling generally average pizzas. As an added bonus they’re both within a couple of meters of each other, which is handy if you really like pizza.   It’s odd...
Hustings – 2016

Hustings – 2016

Here we go, another year, another hustings. Another opportunity for a hapless group of chancers hoping we will let them rule us with a rod of iron for four more years. But this year it’s a bit different. Whoever wins only gets to feel the power for two years as...