Daily Archives: December 10th, 2012

New look

I got bored with the old theme, so decided to try a new one. I’ve been checking it in different browsers, but please let me know if you find any problems with it, or just if something’s missing that used to be there. For those of you interested in such things, the new theme is […]

Boris is wrong. Again.

It’s amazing how far you can go with funny hair and the ability to say ‘cripes!’ isn’t it? For a start, you can get straight past the Telegraph sub-editors and fact-checkers and bring out this little nugget of non-information: a new building like the Shard needs four times as much juice as the entire town […]

Worth Reading 85: Tie your tie

Do Not Hire John Brown Advertising – Andrew Hickey gets plagiarised. Plagiarist turns up in the comments to provide a great example of chutzpah. It’s Official: Austerity Economics Doesn’t Work – “Having adopted the policies of Keynes in response to a calamitous recession, the United States has grown more than twice as fast during the […]

Some notes on planning

I thought it might be useful if I wrote a post to explain some of the ways in which planning and development control work – at least, how they do in Colchester – in an effort to give people a bit more insight into the way the system works, and the role councillors like me […]