|Margate Harbour (c) Airads|
Another big day on the local election stage, once again, as Sandy Ezekiel's seat on Thanet Council is being fought. Labour have deployed a small army of activists in a desperate attempt to stall UKIP's advance and as a Conservative, I can only wait and see whether a week has been a long enough time in politics for local people to consider the wisdom of playing the protest vote against national issues in a local election. Curious to see our Cllr. Will Scobie pop-up on local TV, claiming that immigration is not the central problem but the minimum wage. Clutching his well-thumbed copy of 'Politics for Dummies,' young Will has been visibly brainwashed into delivering Orwellian 'Mili-speak' by the very same people who gave us the vexing national problem that so many people in Margate feel angry about. I recommend he revisits Karl Marx for his views on the subject, which make complete sense to many these days.
|Required Reading for Aspiring Politicians|
For the aviation enthusiasts among my readers, you'll be delighted to know that in the United States, a Mosquito is flying for the first time in many years and below, is the video of its maiden flight. One of our Broadstairs residents and my father's best friend was one of the top Pathfinder pilot's in WWII and so I used to hear his amazing stories when I was a boy.
Finally, I'm looking for a volunteer who would like to propose to his partner in front of millions on national TV? The BBC's One Show are planning a couple of projects with me this summer and this is one of them.
Of course, it involves an aircraft and a romantic beauty spot and is a once in a lifetime opportunity but I would love to be able to help promote Thanet this summer, by filming it here if possible.
So far the 'proposers' on my books for the coming weeks are reluctant to pop-the-question on TV but perhaps there's someone living in Thanet who's made of sterner stuff?