Day: 31/12/2015

A Mad Man with a Blog’s top five posts of 2015


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5. Kipperwatch! Southend UKIP PPC expelled from UKIP council group

In which I break the news that UKIP’s parliamentary candidate for Rochford & Southend East has been kicked out of the UKIP council group.

4. On Jon Fuller, and the Green Party in Southend

In which I look at the policies, behaviour, and motivations of the Green Party’s 2015 candidate for Southend West, Jon Fuller.

3. Southend-on-Sea local election candidates 2015

In which I publish the full list of nominated candidates for the 2015 local elections in Southend-on-Sea.

2. Green Party ‘trade unionist’ PPC “doesn’t need to join a union”

In which I look at the rather odd contradiction of Southend Green Party’s parliamentary candidate, Simon Cross, whose support for trade unions doesn’t stretch to being a member of one.

1. Here’s why no one in the creative industries should vote Green

In which I explain why Green Party policy on copyright would irreparably damage the creative industries in the UK.

The top 10 maddest moments in Southend local politics 2015 (Part 2)


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You’ve come this far. Maybe you’re willing to come a little further...

Yes, the end of 2015 is truly upon us, and so as promised, I must offer the second part of my rundown of my 10 maddest moments in Southend politics.

Honestly, distilling it down to 10 was hard work. Deciding what got the top spot was harder still. It’s been a fun year, but looking back over it is more a cavalcade of the weird and wonderful. For those of you who haven’t read it yet, here is the first part, running through numbers 10 to 6.

Here is my top five, of the maddest moments in Southend local politics in 2015.

Read on…