As the polling stations closed

This week on election day as the polling stations were preparing to close their doors, seal the ballot boxes and sending the to the count a small group of dedicated campaigners gathered outside the count location in Southend-on-Sea to raise continued awareness of the campaign to #SaveSouthendA&E Continue reading As the polling stations closed


Still Saving Southend A&E

Last night saw well in excess of 100 concerned members of the public, local councillors, electoral candidates form most parties (although there was a distinct lack of blue), the old and the young gathered for a meeting organised by the Save Southend A&E action group.  Continue reading Still Saving Southend A&E

Nuclear power fuels nuclear weapons

Update from BANNG Meeting 25.04.2017 – Bradwell/Nuclear Power.

By 2030 the UK wants have 16GW capacity from nuclear power – double what we have now to provide 40% of required output.  Of the new sites identified as suitable the first is  Hinckley point C which it was estimated could cost £25BILLION although some reports put this closer to £37BILLION.

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#SaveSouthend #SaveTheNhs

The demonstration #ournhs  a few weeks back caught the attention of many; but poor media coverage limits the time memories stay or even who is reached.  Complacency and lack of awareness are dangerous and should be feared – in a similar vein to the warning in Dickens ‘A Christmas Carol’

This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want. Beware them both,
and all of their degree, but most of all beware this boy,
for on his brow I see that written which is Doom, unless the
writing be erased. Continue reading #SaveSouthend #SaveTheNhs

In the background

Amidst  all the talk of Trump and Brexit other events and parliamentary proceedings have slipped through in the back ground almost unnoticed.  Early this week 90 minutes of debating time was set aside for a motion bought by Oliver Colvile MP (Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport) (Con) regarding aggressive seagulls.

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