30th April 2015

Tendring Topics…….on lineThe Day of Reckoning          When this blog is published the General Election will be only a few days away.   It is possible that by the time I prepare another blog we will know the composition of the next government.   Do you remember the situation just before last year’s Scottish referendum?  Scottish
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26th April 2015

Tendring Topics………on lineHumankind’s Priorities          The appalling earthquake in Nepalreminds us of the potential destructive power of nature.  In a few minutes thousands of human lives were lost and hundreds of buildings flattened.  The power of the quake shook houses and caused panic in Calcutta hundreds of miles away.  It also
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21st April 2015

Tendring Topics……..on lineI’m not alone!            I had begun to think that I was a solitary voice crying in the wilderness in my dislike of ‘right to buy'  and, if the Conservatives win the general election, its progression from the tenants of local authorities to those of Housing Associations.  However I was pleased to read
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18th April, 2015

Tendring Topics……on lineBuying Votes…….with other people’s money!          That’s how I described the ‘Right to Buy’ legislation introduced by then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the ‘avaricious 1980s’.  ‘Compel to sell’ legislation might have been a more appropriate name for it.           
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11th April 2015

Tendring Topics……..on lineOh to be a Non.Dom – in a new Financial Year!          After I took early retirement from Tendring Council’s service in 1980 I earned a considerable income from freelance writing.  I wrote and had published five commercially successful books on domestic hot and cold water supply and drainage.   I wrote the
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