Day: 21/01/2015

Kipperwatch! The concerning control-freakery of Cllr Moyies


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On a personal level, at least, I like Southend UKIP’s group leader James Moyies. I get on with him, at least. He has a sense of humour, doesn’t take himself too seriously, and manages to avoid most of the cruder stereotypes of his party.

So I’m a little bemused by his recent behaviour.

The bad blood between himself and Floyd Waterworth has given me plenty of material, and I like to think I’ve been a fairly neutral reporter of the Southend UKIP civil war. On the one hand, declaring that you won’t vote for your party’s parliamentary candidate can be seen as an immature reaction to losing a selection battle. On the other, Cllr Waterworth is a singularly uninspiring candidate.

So I’ve been enjoying the theatrics in which the Southend ‘kippers have been merrily indulging, but James reaction to the latest blog of my friend and Labour councillor Julian Ware-Lane, is a little concerning to say the least.

Read on…

12 “What the Little Bird Told Him” (Gotham season 1) [SPOILERS]


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After Gotham‘s ignominious return to screens last week, I’m a little shier about getting excited. Once bitten and all that…

Arkham was disappointing, yes, but I can rationalise that away — to an extent — that this show is called Gotham, not Arkham. So a return to former glories is not at all impossible.

It needs to return to the spirit of what it’s trying to catch, the vastness of a mythos decades old. There were times last year when Gotham did really manage to hold onto the idea of a city falling apart — an atmosphere which was more important than the appearance of minor, or even major, Batman villains.

On with the show…

Read on…(and mind the spoilers!)