“It demonstrates the importance of the work that the government is doing in relation to alcohol and drinking.”
I think he means the “drink aware” message, particularly for tonight, where he urged people and predominantly the young, to drink responsibly but I do rather suspect that very few people will be listening or even bothering to visit the alcohol industry’s website? What do you think?
So what’s in store for 2008. As we have seen so many comments over the last few days, I thought I might invite Thanet Life readers to grab their crystal balls or gaze into their tea leaves and make their own predictions for the year ahead.
For example, does anybody want to predict another huge government blunder or data loss or is that too easy? Will we discover that Osama Bin Laden isn’t really living in the mountains of Pakistan but in a council flat in Tower Hamlets and of course, there’s absolutely nothing the government can do about it under the Human Rights Act?
Here in Thanet, we have some great opportunities coming our way, the ‘China Gateway’ being but one. However, as we all know, we have equally powerful challenges to face with infrastructure, housing, population and regeneration. Financially, we are on a par with Chief Engineer Scott (Scottie) from Star Trek, trying to squeeze more power from the engines to escape the gravitational pull of the growing public sector deficit ‘Black Hole’ that now defines our national economy.
Happier days ahead I hope and so may I take this opportunity to wish all our readers, Charlie and the commmittee of the Thanet Independent Action Party, (pictured) Gordon Brown, Ahmed Ahmadinejad, ECR, Tony Flaig and Thanet's Bloggers a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2008 to come!