Month: August 2019
A fantastic turnout at 48 hours notice, and complete determination to fight for our democracy. Excellent speeches from Ben Bradshaw MP (Labour, Exeter), Dr Sarah Wollaston MP (Lib Dem, Totnes), and others.
Tell Neil Parish we absolutely insist that Boris Johnson doesn’t sign a Brexit deal with Trump to let US private health companies into our NHS
Follow this link to send your message.
New sign in Colyford shows cyclists to take the route through Seaton Wetlands, rather than continuing on dangerous Seaton Road
Twenty-six months after I was first promised it, this sign is now in place. I hope it will make cycling from Seaton to Colyford a safer ride for visitors. Next stop, the completion of the cycle route through the Wetlands. The County Council has lodged a Compulsory Purchase Order to obtain land for the missing section.
New 40 limit aims on Seaton Down Hill aims to slow down traffic coming into Seaton, and reduce risks of collisions on A3052 at Tower junction
The long-awaited change in speed limit has finally been implemented, in order to reduce the risks of cars entering Seaton at excessive speed – and to make the junction, where there has been a series of minor collisions, safer.
The changes, paid for by my Locality Budget and Seaton Town Council after a long campaign by the Speed Watch team, will be followed by police education activities in September, and then enforcement. Please observe!
Former East Devon Conservative leader @CllrIanThomas endorses view that we have ‘a dangerous & incompetent Government’ – ‘the end of centre ground, One-Nation conservatism’ – when will other sensible local Tories follow him?
Readers will recall that when the Conservative leader of EDDC, Ian Thomas, resigned from the party in April during the local election campaign, he refused to say why except that it was because of ‘national politics’.’
Today I noticed that Ian re-tweeted this comment by Dr Sarah Wollaston, MP for Totnes (who left the Conservative Party and recently joined the Lib Dems), on the shocking No Deal leaks:
‘Only a dangerous & incompetent Govt would knowingly & deliberately inflict this chaos on its people. This isn’t ‘worst case scenario’, it’s what Johnson knows will unfold & is completely at odds with his false reassurance to the public.’
Ian commented: ‘But that is sadly exactly what we have @sarahwollaston This is neither news nor exhaustive…’
Two days ago, he retweeted this comment: ‘Am I the only one sick of hearing “We have to respect the referendum result”? Such a cowardly thing to say. It conveniently conceals the fact it was a marginal and nationally divisive result on an ill-defined question won by a campaign of misinformation and illegality.’
Ian’s response: ‘No you’re not – I’m absolutely with you. Well put!’
Well done, Ian, for calling this out, although it would have had more impact if you’d done it in April.
When will other sensible local Conservatives, who pride themselves on representing their communities, leave the nasty, hard-right Farage party that Boris Johnson now leads?