David Palethorpe

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Monthly Archives: April, 2012

Scared or Simply Out of Touch

Scared or Simply Out of Touch Only the Conservative Leader of the Council Councillor David Mackintosh can answer the question as to whether his refusal to call and attend an … Continue reading

April 30, 2012

Quantitative Easing – Good Question?

Quantitative Easing – Good Question? Quantitative Easing and £1 Trillion National Debt I think in common with most people the phrase ‘quantitative easing’ is one that when used by the … Continue reading

April 29, 2012

Charity School – What is it now?

Do you know where this is? When Northampton was a Corporation and had Unitary status

April 28, 2012

Coalitions failing policies – Will They Ever Listen or Understand?

Unemployment is a symptom of failed policies. With the country now officially back into recession, something that most hard-working people already knew from their own personal experiences even the Coalition … Continue reading

April 26, 2012

Site of new University – Should WNDC time be extended?

It is fair to say that the level of criticism of the WNDC especially from those who were calling for its immediate closure has fallen dramatically as the new management … Continue reading

April 25, 2012

Northampton Conservatives – Reverse Opposition to Planning Policy

Northampton Conservatives – Reverse Opposition to Planning Policy I have written a number of blogs outlining the really serious issues arising from the unpopular and controversial National Planning Proposal Framework … Continue reading

April 25, 2012

Conservative Morph to Liberal Democrats is now Complete

I promised to share the Conservative answers to the Labour Group Questions to the Borough Council last night, 23rd April. They make interesting reading and demonstrate that they will now … Continue reading

April 24, 2012

University of Northampton – Challenge for the Future

University of Northampton – Challenge for the Future The reported proposals that the University of Northampton is seriously considering building a brand new University Campus including a student village is … Continue reading

April 23, 2012

Labour Understand the Value of Listening to Northampton

The Value of Listening – Danger of Ignoring On the third Saturday every month I along with Labour party supporters join together in Abington Street to talk to the people … Continue reading

April 22, 2012

Northampton Labour Opposition to Stock Transfer – Lee Mason Leader of Labour Group

Northampton Borough Labour Group are opposed to “Large Scale Stock Transfer” and believe that the Conservatives “open and fair consultation” is flawed following the Leader of the Council, Cllr David … Continue reading

April 21, 2012

Look Up – Where are you stood to see this skyline?

If you’re looking at this sky line of Northampton where are you standing?

April 20, 2012

Credit Union Press Release – Cllr Lee Mason

Councillor Lee Mason, the Leader of the Northampton Borough Council Labour Group has released the following press release which is of increasing importance as the Governments economic policies start to … Continue reading

April 19, 2012

Bus Station – Public have a Right to be Listened To

Bus Station – Public have a Right to be Listened To It is really good news after months of speculation that the Northampton Borough and County Council plans for the … Continue reading

April 19, 2012

Sometimes all you can do is Smile – Part 2

Sometime all you can do is Smile – Part 2 Good news for the young people in Bellinge and Billing the old damaged goalposts has now been removed making the … Continue reading

April 19, 2012

Should we Trust Ex- Banker MP’s?

How Many Conservative MP’s are Former Bankers? In all of the discussion, debate and marketing of “It isn’t our fault, look what we inherited” Westminster talk there is one area which … Continue reading

April 18, 2012

Labour Listening to Northampton and Asking the Questions

At the next Northampton Borough Council Full Council the Labour Group will as usual be submitting written questions to the Councillor Mackintosh Conservative administration which I thought I’d share. These … Continue reading

April 17, 2012

Expansion of Grosvenor Centre ‘is not in jeopardy’ claims leader of Northampton Borough Council. Who Do We Believe?

The questions I raised in a previous blog are now even more important given that Legal and General have according to the Leader of the Council given assurances that the … Continue reading

April 17, 2012

Move from Daily is Sad News for Northampton

I have absolutely no idea what “platform neutral” means but the move away from a daily Chronicle and Echo to a weekly one is a sad day for Northampton. I’ve always through both … Continue reading

April 16, 2012

Little Billing Pocket Park Community Project

Little Billing Pocket Park Community Project Over the past three years it has been great to work with the people in Little Billing and Bellinge in the new Pocket Park … Continue reading

April 16, 2012

Sometimes all you can do is Smile

UPDATE 18 April 2012 Good news for the young people of Bellinge and Little and Great Billing. The ‘taking them away team’ have removed the old goalposts making the field available again. … Continue reading

April 16, 2012

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