Archive for the ‘UKIP’ Category

Freezing cold wind and rain didn’t put of the thousands of spectators!

History repeating itself?

UKIP, Europe and last week’s High Court ruling – a latter day ‘Guy Fawkes Gunpowder Plot’ from a Pro-European View?

Celerating Guy Faukes and the defeated Gunpowder Plot

The Plot Thickens: Cottingham TV’s intrepid reporter Nick on the trail of the plotters – can you let us know whereaouts of the co-conspiritors hideout?

Uncovered: Guy Fawkes Gunpowder Plot memers lived out in East Yorkshire!

 

Nick

 

EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE COUNCIL MAY ELECTIONS

ELECTION OF DISTRICT COUNCILLORS COTTINGHAM

THURSDAY 7 MAY 2015

The following is a statement as to the persons nominated for election as Councillors for the

COTTINGHAM NORTH

STATEMENT AS TO PERSONS NOMINATED

The following persons have been nominated:


ELLIS Patricia Mary 40 Woodland Drive

Anlaby HU10 7HX Liberal Democrats


JUMP Ros 4 Etton Close

Cottingham HU16 5LN Independent


MARTEN Daniel 36 South Street

Cottingham HU16 4AS Labour Party

MATHIESON Geraldine 21 Dene Road

Cottingham HU16 5PD Independent


PETERSEN Lynne 58 Mill House Woods Lane

HU16 4HQ Labour Party


REDSHAW Phillip James 14 Spencer Close

Cottingham HU16 5NR Liberal Democrats


ROUSTOBY Eric Herbert Westfield Farm

Riplingham Road

Skidby Cottingham HU16 5TR Conservative Party


SHORES Colin Colmar

North Moor Lane

Cottingham HU16 4JN UK Independence Party (UKIP)



WEST Angus James 8 Middledyke Lane

Cottingham HU16 4NH Conservative Party Candidate


DATED: 10 April 2015 Nigel Pearson, Returning Officer

Reprinted from the Returning Officer, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, County Hall, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 9BA

COTTINGHAM SOUTH


DUKE Alex

Cottingham South Labour Party


 

MARTEN Jilia

Cottingham South Labour Party


 

GREEN Helen

Cottingham South Conservative Party


 

KNIGHT Win

Cottingham South Liberal Democrat Party


 

Marten Julia

Cottingham South Labour Party


 

MEDINI Mike

Cottingham South Conservative Party


 

WEIGHILL Richard 

Cottingham South Liberal Democrat Party


 

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Evelyn Waugh SCOOP!

NEWS SCOOP SENSATION!

Read all about it here at Cottingham.tv and Hull Books!

Cottingham.tv’s editor Nicholas Robinson involved in a series of sensational international news and press scoops!

BBC Newsnight and then BBC News have been broadcasting our electronic democracy and politics press scoops here on Cottingham.tv this week also through the night, also with a “life in comedy after politics” becoming “actively considered” by at least one leading politician, further to our “Tribute to comedian Norman Collier”!

In Evelyn Waugh’s novel Scoop! The roving news reporter from a local rag achieves fame and notariety for going out into ‘bongo-bongo land’, to ‘stir things up a bit’ amongst the natives, to then create and report (or scoop) the news reporting internationally back home!

The plot thickens: Licence to Kill!

If you remember James Bond and the evil press baron Elliot Carver filmed in Hamburg, stirring-up trouble in the South China Sea, an arch villain of democracy disguised his identity with a ‘Stealth Boat’ and hid behind digitally-encrypted digital satellite systems. This was also based partly on Evelyn Waugh’s famous novel SCOOP!

Back to the Present

In this case however, the BBC re-invented their own beck end of beyond’, to be not our own lowly UK provinces (that would be too close for comfort), but in several ‘banana republics’  in South America!

In this case, a lowly provincial Brit (this humble editor) got to invent and scoop the news first!

To Ewan Evans, acclaimed promoter of British inventors on Dragon’s Den and latterly of Newsnight & co: “I must have tuned out for a minute there Elliot”!  No: better; let them eat cake! Electronic Democracy – not merely to be seen as an alternative to electronic balloting – was invented as described by this Brit right here! Google agrees!

 

The trouble with democracy is: –

“It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried”

that we invented it here and in Europe; but it’s always someone else’s fault when it goes wrong!

Nick

 

Norman Collier Tribute

Remembering fondly his chicken sketches, Norman was one of the great disruptive Northern Comedians who like Les Dawson cut his teeth on the “Working Men’s Club Circuit”. Chicken in the basket was, along with scampi and chips, a favourite choice served up to happy workers – and campers – in ’60s and ’70s

It is unfortunate that there are only a handful of those wonderful old clubs left! They  provided a livelihood and way up for so many emerging entertainers and comedians.

Bring Back British Humour – Bring Back Old Labour – all is forgiven?

What’s sauce for the goose?

Courtesy: http://www.theguardian.com

The editor misses Tommy Cooper, Eric Sykes, Hattie Jacques, Les Dawson, Morcambe and Wise and many others. Today’s generation seem to have lost the ability to do standup – as ‘do or die’ one-liners – maybe it’s because monologues are now more in vogue and less likely to get shouted down. Audiences have indeed mellowed – or is it because we’re all supposed to be middle class now?

Come on John – you can do it!

We all want you in our hearts of hearts to try to be more like icon Les and ‘spread your wings a bit’ like Norman!

Batley Variety Club is undergoing a revamp!

The Club Circuit faces an existential threat with clubs now reinventing themselves.

Watching Nigel Farage being wined and dined last night – the author resolves to get out more – perhaps he could help pubs and clubs if elected and not proceed to drink his hosts under the table? That brings to mind another contemporary stand-up comedian Al Murray. Interestingly Al has as his stage persona the jingoistic pub landlord  which happens to be his alter-ego in real life. Al brings a bit of the 70s back with his punchy northern humour which is laudable and in contrast with ‘having the world resolve itself through the bottom of a beer glass’!

Perhaps the adversarial Punch and Judy knock-about days of the ’70s are now well and truly behind us and their ‘industrial strength’ comedy is just too non-PC? In the inimitable words of Benny Hill: “Warlocks!”

 

Nick

Posted by admin at December 2, 2014

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Should our MPs, MEPs other Elected Representatives be obligated to serve as well as lead their Electorates?

Watching the recent swearing-in of newly-reelected UKIP MP Mark Reckless in Parliament, the brevity of the oath appeared shocking!

Not that the editor is a person that likes longwinded bureaucracy – let alone to dwell over ceremonial proceedings very much, nor is he writing this to belittle Mark Reckless. In fact he is a Royalist and keen supporter of democratic reform!

Perhaps the oath chould mention of support the well-being of the electorate, the party. If one wanted to improve the culture of such an institution, as has been proposed in the media recently, this would not be a bad place to start!
Link to get involved in electoral reform http://www.38degrees.org.uk

If you have ever written or telephoned your MP or MEP we would like to hear your story. Were they helpful?

Having approached one of our local MEPs by phone and email for a meeting concerning democratic reform and Europe, the editor recieved no response. He then approached the EU directly as a member Citizen with his “Europe 2.0” blog and was invited to present a paper and attend their democracy 2014 conference in Hong Kong as a private citizen and technical expert. He was unable to attend on financial grounds and had to cancel, due to a lack of lack of local support.

More recently a delegation of our MPs and other elected representatives, all set to attend (or gate-crash) said same conference supposedly – no expenses spared, were refused entry! http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/30/mps-refused-entry-hong-kong

Perhaps as the underdog in all of this, this poor and lowly member of the electorate has to satisfy himself with his business contacts in mainland China, where his skills and perseverence appear to be more appreciated than they are here!

Historically speaking, it is not unknown for China to appreciate and assist UK and other foreign individuals based their contributions and skills rather than their rank in government or society. Take for example the late film actor Norman Wisdom and a famous pre-Victorian automata inventor http://www.mechanical-toys.com/History%20page.htm

 

Nick