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News and Comment Index 2021

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September 2021

23 September - It takes two. Only two

22 September - Loitering with intent?

21 September - Road design is Bonkers in Bexley

20 September (Part 2) - A process of elimination

20 September (Part 1)- More crap and worse

19 September - You’re homeless? Then it must be your own silly fault

18 September - A broken road system and broken promises

17 September (Part 3) - Friendly and not so friendly

17 September (Part 2) - No doctors. No care

17 September (Part 1) - Serco’s demob happy

16 September (Part 3) - “The fish rots from the head”

16 September (Part 2) - Badly managed Bexley. Bosses beyond redemption

16 September (Part 1) - Thanks and No Thanks

15 September (Part 3) - Statistics and lies

15 September (Part 2) - Rare metals and rare events

15 September (Part 1) - It’s not over yet

14 September (Part 2) - No one is happy

14 September (Part 1) - The point of no return

13 September - Behind closed doors

12 September - Another belter from within

11 September (Part 2) - Not the happiest days of your life

11 September (Part 1) - Twenty years on

10 September (Part 4) - Town takeover continues

10 September (Part 3) - The Conservatives sink in the polls but they deserve to go lower

10 September (Part 2) - Living dangerously

10 September (Part 1) - Unscrupulous politicians need unscrupulous coppers

9 September (Part 3) - When three are as one

9 September (Part 2) - When one equals two

9 September (Part 1) - Sick behaviour

7 September - Boris. Is he out of his very own buddleia tree?

5 September (Part 3) - Objections over-ruled

5 September (Part 2) - One rumour confirmed

5 September (Part 1) - The Erith Rumour Mill

4 September (Part 2) - For God’s sake go and go now

4 September (Part 1) - Tell us something new

3 September (Part 2) - Bowness Road. A more expert opinion

3 September (Part 1) - It’s a miracle. More for less

2 September - A pictorial catalogue of L&Q failure

1 September (Part 3) - Bexley Council solves its temporary accommodation problem

1 September (Part 2) - 95A Woolwich Road

1 September (Part 1) - Woolwich Road residents beware

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August 2021

31 August (Part 4) - Boris’s Britain. A total basket case

31 August (Part 3) - Bonkers in Bowness

31 August (Part 2) - Confused of Coptefield Drive

31 August (Part 1) - Cabinet rules

30 August (Part 2) - Style over sideswipe

30 August (Part 1) - Here we go again!

29 August (Part 2) - We did what we could

29 August (Part 1) - Bexley Council. They really do hate you

28 August (Part 3) - Of pots and kettles

28 August (Part 2) - Attendance records

28 August (Part 1) - Two overgrown school boys pick a fight with a real one - and lose

27 August (Part 2) - Wendy says Orbit is far from Perfect but the odds are that L&Q is worse

27 August (Part 1) - Another Yellow Peril

26 August (Part 2) - Bexley Council. Making Money from Misery

26 August (Part 1) - BT and the NHS are still a joke. Probably always will be

25 August (Part 2) - Nothing but moaning

25 August (Part 1) - The NHS is a joke, a very bad one

24 August (Part 3) - It may be good news

24 August (Part 2) - Bexley’s housing crisis solved in Darlington. Another brilliant idea from a dead wood Cabinet

24 August (Part 1) - Let’s play Fantasy Cabinet

23 August (Part 3) - Jab jabber

23 August (Part 2) - Few in Bexley are happy

23 August (Part 1) - A couple of goats

22 August - Mask madness

20 August (Part 2) - They predicted doom and they were right

20 August (Part 1) - For reliability buy nothing but Ford

19 August (Part 2) - Four out of five workers are not striking. Can that be true?

19 August (Part 1) - I don’t really care…

18 August (Part 2) - The not so great divide?

18 August (Part 1) - The pros and cons of in-house operations

17 August - Where’s Jackie Belton? Why is she still in a job?

16 August (Part 2) - Blinkered thinking

16 August (Part 1) - Outsourcing not going well?

15 August - Weekend waffle

14 August - Pop up recycling. Not such a daft idea after all

13 August (Part 2) - The proof that Bexley’s bin strike is politically motivated?

13 August (Part 1) - They’ve lied for years and now no one believes them

12 August - Talking rubbish

11 August (Part 2) - Little fibs but far too many of them

11 August (Part 1) - Waste. Everywhere you look there is waste

10 August - A housing crisis

9 August - Bexley Council at its finest

8 August - Howard Marriner. R.I.P.

7 August (Part 2) - A political stink?

7 August (Part 1) - A Summer of Stink

6 August - Rubbish collection. Rubbish redistribution

5 August - ‘Delivering for Bexley’ - Nothing but shamless propaganda

4 August - Alternative housing options in Bexley

3 August - Tonys beware!

2 August - Old news

1 August - Oliver Twist planning

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July 2021

31 July (Part 2) - Acquisitive Peabody

31 July (Part 1) - The outlook gets bleaker

30 July - Budgeting for 2021

29 July - Bexley good. Bromley bad

28 July - Outlook bleak, continued

27 July (Part 2) - Outlook bleak

27 July (Part 1) - Going for broke

26 July (Part 2) - Not in my lifetime!

26 July (Part 1) - The Leader’s Report

25 July - Motion approved

24 July - More Council questions

23 July - Council Leader struggles to find borough improvements

19 July - Ridiculous rail rules

17 July - We have no money, will this I.O.U. do?

16 July (Part 2) - Bexley Council’s unaided achievements. Will there be an incontrovertible three?

16 July (Part 1) - Why am I not surprised?

15 July (Part 2) - Institutional Corruption pays

15 July (Part 1) - One useless Council

10 July - The great divide

9 July - Never trust the London Mayor

7 July - Who’d have thought it?

6 July - Cumbria pays peanuts - relatively speaking

4 July - Bexley Conservatives seek to deceive again

1 July (Part 2) - The downward spiral

1 July (Part 1) - Crime in Bexley

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June 2021

30 June - A month of Institutional Corruption sandwiched by legal threats and trivia

29 June (Part 2) - Councillor Craske reports

29 June (Part 1) - Hell Place under fire

28 June - Road Safety. There is no Plan B

25 June (Part 2) - Lollypops melt away and Hall Place becomes Hell Place

25 June (Part 1) - The Met is institutionally Corrupt and their denials are futile

24 June - The Met cannot see the corruption within their ranks which is why there is a problem

23 June - Double the work and squeeze the pay

22 June - He would say that wouldn’t he?

21 June (Part 2) - Feeble minded Phil

21 June (Part 1) - It’s corruption, but not as they know it

20 June - He’s at it again

19 June - The Monk’s Bear Garden

18 June - Institutionally corrupt? Of course they are

16 June (Part 2) - Sell the parks, then sell the shops

16 June (Part 1) - Daniel Morgan. The local connection

15 June - It’s official. Institutional corruption

14 June (Part 2) - The never ending corruption within the British Establishment

14 June (Part 1) - One Mad Dog of an Englishman

13 June - Mad Dogs and Englishmen

12 June - Lesnes. Bexley’s Green Slime Park

11 June - The recurring problem with bin collections in Bexley

10 June - Demanding, menacing, threatening, censoring - Episode 5

9 June (Part 2) - Demanding, menacing, threatening, censoring - Episode 4

9 June (Part 1) - We can do what we like

8 June (Part 2) - Pretty Pathetic

8 June (Part 1) - Demanding, menacing, threatening - Episode 3

7 June (Part 2) - Another NHS opt out form

7 June (Part 1) - Say goodbye to Bexley

6 June - Beyond the boundary

4 June (Part 2) - Daniel Morgan Independent Panel. An update but not much of one

4 June (Part 1) - Motoring myths

3 June - Demanding, menacing, threatening - Episode 2

2 June - Enjoy it while you can

1 June (Part 2) - Seen from space!

1 June (Part 1) - Demanding, menacing, threatening

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May 2021

31 May - End of the month roundup

30 May (Part 3) - It’s a dirty business - 2

30 May (Part 2) - It’s a dirty business

30 May (Part 1) - Media manipulation. Hiding the truth

29 May - Recycling recycling

28 May - A nest of vipers

27 May (Part 3) - New Labour Group appointments

27 May (Part 2) - Toxic Town

27 May (Part 1) - A little more about last night’s Council meeting

26 May (Part 2) - Council News as it happens

26 May (Part 1) - Contact Us - but not as easily as before

25 May - The Home Secretary is legally illiterate

24 May (Part 2) - Google is not my friend

24 May (Part 1) - Tweet tables

23 May - Top Twits

22 May - Recycling tip

21 May - Normality? Not everywhere yet

20 May - The road to Ramsgate

19 May (Part 3) - Patel’s reputation should never be allowed to recover

19 May (Part 2) - Yet another indication of corruption at the heart of Government

19 May (Part 1) - All’s well that ends well

18 May (Part 3) - Beware of the spike

18 May (Part 2) - Leader’s choice. Waffle or walk

18 May (Part 1) - NHS opt outs. Them from patient care, you from data collection

17 May (Part 4) - Bexley Group Practice. Unbelievable

17 May (Part 3) - Sleight of hand? It doesn’t add up

17 May (Part 2) - Not fit for purpose

17 May (Part 1) - Who is Roesia De Dover anyway?

16 May - There cannot be much doubt that they lied

15 May - A walk in the park

14 May (Part 3) - Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group. One bad joke!

14 May (Part 2) - NHS closed for business

14 May (Part 1) - Labour Leader Stefano Borella

13 May (Part 2) - Democracy stirs from its Covid slumbers

13 May (Part 1) - NHS. Not Having Sense

12 May (Part 2) - The Great Escape

12 May (Part 1) - Suspicious or what?

11 May - Back in Bexley

7 May (Part 2) - Not in the real world

7 May (Part 1) - Big mistake!

6 May (Part 4) - Nice people

6 May (Part 3) - Just an ordinary guy

6 May (Part 2) - Keep Greenwich safe

6 May (Part 1) - Labour MP bids to make hers the nasty party

5 May - One lost vote

4 May (Part 2) - Bacon attack on Mayor Khan

4 May (Part 1) - Four failures

3 May - Bexley Council’s Planning Department. Not fit for purpose

2 May - Temporary URL redirect following date error

1 May - Norman’s back and someone’s not happy

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April 2021

30 April - Five go blogging again

29 April - Five go blogging

28 April (Part 2) - Rambling certainly, ranting possibly

28 April (Part 1) - Institutionally corrupt

27 April - Seeking equality for all. Digging out the data

26 April - Monday mess and muddle

25 April - Sunday round up

24 April - The Leader reports - but not a lot

23 April (Part 2) - Going through the Motions

23 April (Part 1) - Bexley flies the flag

22 April (Part 2) - Question Time

22 April (Part 1) - ME. ME. MP.

21 April - Bexley Covid update

20 April - Oh, the irony!

19 April - Curtains for Kurten?

18 April - Thanks Phil, nice tip off

17 April - The Mayor from Bexley

15 April (Part 4) - Labour doesn’t do irony

15 April (Part 3) - Moving away Bexley to reduce your Council Tax may be a troublesome option

15 April (Part 2) - Bexley Council’s website leads everyone in ignorance

15 April (Part 1) - The Battle of the Brochures

14 April - The bin tax

13 April (Part 2) - London Council Tax rates

13 April (Part 1) - Everything is on hold

12 April (Part 2) - Easy money

12 April (Part 1) - The Covid only health service

11 April - Crime pays pretty well

10 April (Part 2) - Not a public meeting

10 April (Part 1) - Half-hearted Conservative campaign

9 April - Dishonest or Vindictive. The choice is yours

6 April - When the simpler option is the better option

5 April - Parking. £3·50 an hour; two hours minimum

4 April - It’s Easter and I may break more than a chocolate egg

3 April (Part 4) - Getting the needle

3 April (Part 3) - Untold police corruption

3 April (Part 2) - Classless

3 April (Part 1) - What’s the point?

2 April - Enjoy it while you can

1 April (Part 2) - BexleyCo’s West Street Park development steamrollers on

1 April (Part 1) - Prime Ministers I have known

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March 2021

31 March (Part 2) - SM. It really may be Sado Masochism after all

31 March (Part 1) - Dead tree comes to life

30 March - Jobs for the boys and girls

29 March (Part 2) - The forgotten North

29 March (Part 1) - How small pimples become messy carbuncles

28 March - Lockdown logic and map reading logic

27 March - Making plans

26 March - Appointments Day

25 March (Part 2) - Scrabbling around looking for good news. Mainly failed again

25 March (Part 1) - Absolutely tragic

24 March (Part 2) - Useless bunch

24 March (Part 1) - BexleyCo

23 March (Part 3) - Don’t fall for it

23 March (Part 2) - Your life in their hands

23 March (Part 1) - The Tory take on TfL

22 March - That was not a protest

21 March (Part 2) - Covid in Bexley

21 March (Part 1) - Police threaten, police retreat

20 March (Part 2) - Beware of scams

20 March (Part 1) - One more push!

19 March (Part 4) - Where is Bexley’s three million?

19 March (Part 3) - Video stars

19 March (Part 2) - Jabs reserved for you

19 March (Part 1) - An inconvenient truth

18 March (Part 2) - Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust. Little but a killing machine

18 March (Part 1) - Roads and trains and the 469 bus

17 March - One short meeting. Rubbish and road safety

16 March (Part 4) - How to spend two million without really trying

16 March (Part 3) - Throwing police officers under a bus

16 March (Part 2) - Rebellious or senseless?

16 March (Part 1) - Two libraries to open, one closed!

15 March (Part 2) - The excuses don’t wash

15 March (Part 1) - Stretching the rules

14 March - Women protesting violence by men subjected to violence by men. Dick must go

12 March - Is someone preparing for rebellion?

11 March (Part 1) - On this day again…

10 March (Part 2) - Shortest ever Scrutiny meeting report

10 March (Part 1) - On this day…

9 March (Part 4) - Bexley Council. Couldn’t run a whelk stall

9 March (Part 3) - Confusing or what?

9 March (Part 2) - Power corrupts. It already has

9 March (Part 1) - Going downhill

8 March - Success!

7 March - Recycling old rubbish

6 March (Part 2) - Close together but so very far apart

6 March (Part 1) - Junk mail

5 March (Part 3) - It’s a cock-up

5 March (Part 2) - Budget. The final words

5 March (Part 1) - Whatever were they thinking of? Themselves?

4 March (Part 5) - A slightly alternative budget

4 March (Part 4) - Not such bad guys after all

4 March (Part 3) - Back pedalling

4 March (Part 2) - A new Leaf

4 March (Part 1) - Leading off

3 March (Part 2) - Greedy burghers

3 March (Part 1) - Muck raking

2 March - Plucking figures from the air

1 March - Royal Greenwich comes a c(r)opper

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February 2021

28 February - What a Laffer

25 February - It could be worse

24 February (Part 2) - Second and final Cabinet report

24 February (Part 1) - Readers of a feather

23 February (Part 4) - Cabinet report

23 February (Part 3) - Kim Jong-Son

23 February (Part 2) - Cabinet failure

23 February (Part 1) - The Face of Bexley

22 February (Part 3) - Councils will never listen or change

22 February (Part 2) - Boris bollox

22 February (Part 1) - Bexley. London’s failure magnet

21 February - Heads will roll?

20 February - Top talent

19 February (Part 2) - It’s just bad luck

19 February - Excitement over (Part 1)

18 February (Part 2) - Wanted. Good home

18 February (Part 1) - Was the Leader right to blame only Covid and Government funding for Bexley’s financial woes?

17 February - They never stop spinning, this time to oblivion

16 February (Part 2) - Bigger lies

16 February (Part 1) - Little lies

15 February (Part 3) - Time travelling

15 February (Part 2) - Bexleyְ’s Bonkers Bunker becomes permanent

15 February (Part 1) - Bexley isn’t broke but…

14 February (Part 3) - Bexley’s LEDs are dim but not as dim as the driver of WF67 HDN

14 February (Part 2) - Bexley Tories. Still lying after all these years

14 February (Part 1) - The Carnegie Library appeal gathers momentum

13 February (Part 3) - The accountable and the unaccountable

13 February (Part 2) - It’s pretty much official. Bexley Council suffers “very poor management”

13 February (Part 1) - A worthy cause

12 February (Part 2) - Unbelievable spin

12 February (Part 1) - True colours

11 February (Part 3) - Bexley Conservatives’s 40% moment

11 February (Part 2) - Budget Scrutiny concluded

11 February (Part 1) - Oliver Twist comes to Bexley

10 February (Part 2) - Wandering free at Hall Place

10 February (Part 1) - No parking

9 February - Just when I thought…

8 February - Going forward; but to little effect

7 February - That֦’s the way the money goes

6 February - Erith grinds to a halt

5 February - Jabber, jabber jab

4 February (Part 2) - Back in the USSR

4 February (Part 1) - History has repeated itself

3 February - Is history about to repeat itself?

2 February (Part 3) - The vindictive and the insane

2 February (Part 2) - Honesty has not been welcomed in Bexley

2 February (Part 1) - A sheltered life

1 February (Part 2) - Oh no. Not again!

1 February (Part 1) - A guessing game but quite likely a good one

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January 2021

31 January - Much ado about something or nothing

30 January (Part 2) - All Covid; from trivia to a little less so. Jabs and jobs

30 January (Part 1) - Race inequalities in Bexley

29 January (Part 2) - Domestic abuse is on the rise again

29 January (Part 1) - Bulb, spouse bashing, racism and jabs

28 January (Part 2) - The wait is over

28 January (Part 1) - Bexley Council hears how the NHS’s Covid priority impacts mental health

27 January (Part 3) - Please drop the fags

27 January (Part 2) - Empty car parks means no revenue

27 January (Part 1) - Far too nosy

26 January (Part 4) - Asking for it

26 January (Part 3) - Cons and scams

26 January (Part 2) - Listening to you, working for you

26 January (Part 1) - Credit where it is due

25 January - Death by a thousand bad Hancock decisions

24 January - Bouncing and bombs

23 January (Part 3) - The best of Guys

23 January (Part 2) - You are not compelled to read this. It may be best if you don’t

23 January (Part 1) - Audit loses audio

22 January (Part 3) - Bulb Energy. Heads still in the sand

22 January (Part 2) - A bit of a shambles

22 January (Part 1) - Incompetent, uncaring and tyrannical at every level

21 January (Part 4) - Twice as big means twice the money

21 January (Part 3) - 469 bus relief

21 January (Part 2) - True or false?

21 January (Part 1) - Bulb energy. What a shambles!

20 January (Part 2) - Covid vaccinations. Making progress

20 January (Part 1) - Bulb Energy. An apology to readers

19 January - Bexley Labour has a loose cannon

17 January - Less traffic, fewer accidents, slower buses, no money but new trains

15 January - Double dose

14 January (Part 2) - Population explosion in Thamesmead?

14 January (Part 1) - Diversions, cutting routes short and longer wait times are popular according to TfL

13 January - Lockdowns kill too

12 January - Brexit benefits

11 January - Crying wolf

10 January - Give her enough rope and…

8 January - Calling 01137

6 January - You are supposed to be scared

5 January - Question everything. Very little adds up

3 January (Part 2) - How many of your neighbours are dead? Check here

3 January (Part 1) - Daft drafts

2 January (Part 2) - Where has 50 years gone?

2 January (Part 1) - Who are the biggest Covidiots?

1 January (Part 2) - Cookies are back

1 January (Part 1) - A one sentence challenge

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