Thursday, 23 April 2015

YPP meet-up, Friday 24 April

Tomorrow Friday 24 April at The Brewmaster nr Leicester Square Tube (Exit 1 and turn left at the top of the stairs into "St Martin's Court") from about 5.20 onwards.

We put a yellow YPP leaflet on the table so that you can recognise us.

Topics: Thomas Hall & I went off to a Well Meaning Discussion on 'the housing crisis' on Tuesday. A couple of them mentioned Land Value Tax and we find out that the Something New Party have dissed us as allies. Fair enough.

In other news, we got a mention in my local paper recently.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Radio Interview

http://bit.ly/FolkestoneDecides

My radio interview  ( no I haven't listened to it.)

See what you think?


Thursday, 16 April 2015

YPP meet-up, Friday 17 April

Tomorrow Friday 17 April, at The Brewmaster nr Leicester Square Tube (Exit 1 and turn left at the top of the stairs into "St Martin's Court") from about 5.20 onwards.

We put a yellow leaflet on the table so that you can recognise us.

Topics: a couple of people have suggested that we have a slightly more formal conference.

"Tory housing minister Brandon Lewis said..."

From The Daily Express*:

"Thanks to our long-term economic plan, house building in England is at its highest level since 2007.

"Our schemes are helping hundreds of families every month to buy their own home and we will go further by allowing new homes to be built specifically for young first-time buyers.

"Our Government-backed schemes will help a million more people become homeowners in the next Parliament.

"Our long-term economic plan is getting Britain building again and is helping people achieve their dreams of home ownership – the biggest threat to this is Ed Miliband in government."

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The English Housing Survey said:

2009-10
25 to 34 age group
Owner-occupiers - 47%
Private renters - 36%

2013-14
25 to 24 age group
Owner-occupiers - 36%
Private renters - 48%

To me that looks like a catastrophic fall in owner-occupation rates with a corresponding catastrophic increase in private renting. Clearly Mr Lewis knows something we don't. (The fact that the rot set in under New Labour is neither here nor there).

Thursday, 9 April 2015

YPP meet-up, Friday 10 April

Tomorrow Friday 10 April, at The Brewmaster nr Leicester Square Tube (Exit 1 and turn left at the top of the stairs into "St Martin's Court") from about 5.20 onwards.

We put a yellow leaflet on the table so that you can recognise us.

Topics: three of us will be on the ballet paper on May 7. That's enough practical politics for this week.

Officially on the Ballot papers

Well that was satisfaction.

Yes you can write to me there.



Wednesday, 8 April 2015

.. and I've got the forms submitted and will be on the ballot paper.

Let's see what happens.

With a bit of luck, Thomas Dean will be standing in the local elections in Barnsley, so it's him, Rohen and me this time round.

UPDATE: by a super human effort and a couple of hours frantic emailing and telephoning with various bureaucracies, TD got himself on the ballot paper.