I was out and missed last night's BBC South-east news coverage of Margate's regeneration story and thanks to ECR for spotting it.
He has a different slant on the story as you might expect but fundamentally it's all about the good news as seen from the BBC studio, "The economic miracle" taking place in Thanet. If I'm totally honest, I would say that it's early days to be thinking of miracles. We have many of the necessary pieces of the infrastructure jigsaw puzzle in place to regenerate the economy but we also have a number of pressing problems that demand urgent attention too, workforce skills, investment, housing and deprivation being among them.
The mistake is to mock the report. Everyone here shares a common goal of trying to make Thanet a better place but there are many different opinions on how we can best jump-start the local economy. There is however a single blueprint or plan in place and like it or not, it's the one that may hold the best chance for success and we need to give it a sporting chance to succeed before we start anticipating its failure.
You can watch the BBC news report here.
“The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.” - John Kenneth Galbraith