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    Brighton. An experiment that failed ?

    Have the Greens blown it in Brighton? | Politics | The Guardian

    I predict she'll lose her Seat to the Tories.

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    Re: Brighton. An experiment that failed ?

    I don't pretend to know the issues in Brighton, and you could well be right, but I suspect that any seats that have a marginal majority at the moment are more likely to lose to UKIP.

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    I don't pretend to know the issues in Brighton, and you could well be right, but I suspect that any seats that have a marginal majority at the moment are more likely to lose to UKIP.
    I was born In Brighton. The city has been reliant on tourism since the dawning of time. What was one of the first things they tried to do ?

    Tourist tax for Brighton and Hove could generate millions (From The Argus)

    This last year turned the City Into a s.hit hole.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-29213189

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    The tourism tax seems like a sound idea to me, so long as it's within reason. A city whose primary source of revenue is from tourism must look to benefiting as best it can from the fact.

    As far as the binmen's strike goes, from what I see of the report, they do seem to have a case of a Fair Day's Pay For A Fair Day's Pay.

    If the tax has provided additional income for the city, then the failing seems to me, from what I can interpret here, in the lack of budgeting being allocated to pay its utility workers.

    This, of course though, is just one issue & the success or failure of any Council should not be measured as such against it. One should look at the overall picture & analyse it's income balanced against its expenses. With ever increasing Central Government Austerity Cuts, Councils have to turn more & more to making cuts of their own, just to survive.

    Note that this is neither a sleight nor support for the politics in effect here, but an observation on Councils of all political controls around the country. A Council Budget is no different to that of a Household Budget. It has to live within its means.

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    ha ha oscar old bean the beard and sandals brigade were never in the race
    now repeat after me ...FAR RIGHT...BNP...FAR RIGHT... BNP now say 10 hail adams and pick up your british flag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AA grumpy View Post
    ha ha oscar old bean the beard and sandals brigade were never in the race
    now repeat after me ...FAR RIGHT...BNP...FAR RIGHT... BNP now say 10 hail adams and pick up your british flag.

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    Yes, It's the Mail but I am sad to say the lunacy they report on In my home town Is all true.

    Lunacy of the town that turned green: A ban on bacon butties. Traffic-calming sheep. Transgender toilets. Sounds like a send-up? In fact, it's the all-too-real story of how Britain's loopiest party took over Brighton... | Daily Mail Online

    Dear God, I never thought I'd utter these words but pleeeese bring back the Tories to Brighton.

    Bacon Free Mondays ? Yep, only the Greens.

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