Thursday, 29 May 2014
Toxic Manston. Toxic Gloag. Toxic Kent.
I admire Infratil and Gloag for polluting and poisoning you.
Don't you? You must do. You accept it. You pay for it.
You certainly will.
And your children.
And your grandchildren.
Cancer and mercury are not just for Xmas.
Or this generation.
For years they've persuaded KCC and TDC to help them remove the monitors, fake the flight statistics and avoid the pollution fines.
And get you to pay for their tax breaks and infrastructure investments.
And then when the corporate manslaughter charges tighten, Infratil up sticks and do the same at Rotorua and Wellington airports and dance around the NZ Stock Exchange investigation.
And throw Manston to their friend Gloag for $1 and walk away. Maybe sort the costs out behind closed doors. Maybe a tax rebate here and there.
A council described as toxic and corrupt by the Local Government Association(!)- a Rotten Borough down there with Tower Hamlets and Birmingham(!)and Scarborough rotten councils.
What have the BriNylon Boys been doing on the rates?
I doubt there's been one fine issued or any pollution notices for contamination or dumped jets yet.
Manston's only future is a park and Water Protection Zone for the aquifer.
And KCC and TDC and Environment Agency now dance around the possibility of 700 acres of yet more pointless housing? Why? No reason. Sounds good in the council plan.
But they poisoned and polluted you.
Your councillors are silent. Your MP's are silent. A few resignations here and there and kick it all into the long grass and blame someone else. Silence on Thor.
Late at night you'll remember. The tightening of the chest. A cough.
During the day you'll remember. Cancer drugs too expensive. Queues at the hospital.
Pay your tax. Stay silent. Maybe you won't get cancer.
Gloag and Infratil and KCC and TDC and Environment Agency are to be admired. They're picking up a pay cheque and a pension and a payoff.
Carter. King and Wild. Pierce at EA. Macgonigal. Gloag and Fitzgerald and Clarke and Baker and Bogoievski in NZ.
Even banned from EU aircraft: gunrunners and blood diamonds ushered into UK airspace from Ostend and Luxembourg and Frankfurt-hahn via war-torn Africa.
You have to admire them don't you?
Next year is the 125th Anniversary of Van Gogh's death - who of course lived and worked in Ramsgate with the letters in a superb British Museum exhibition about 2 years ago. The last part of my 1st manifesto not yet done is to establish the Van Gogh Gallery in Ramsgate with a display of Vincent's paintings and the Ramsgate Vincent Letters all 7 of them.
Impossible though. Can't be done. Certainly not the 15 year farce and £50M cost of the Turner by The Ancient Regime.
Bako Van Man and cars on the Prom are too difficult for Kent Police. They'll never manage Deepcut or Glick or AlYamamah.
The WW1 Centenary is nearing with Ramsgate's role as a Canadian army base and Canadian Red Cross important. The Canucks will be there. First to call first to fall.
The WW1 Centenary is not just a blip this summer but ongoing for the next 4 years 0- already Mons is City of Culture and important with Flanders Tourism.
Little has been done on Japan's role in WW1 as a UK ally in defeating the Germans in the Pacific and supporting UK ships in the Med and Channel with Japanese war graves in Malta.
Time for Meiji reforms: Margate Town council, vote at 16, no double-hatters, corruption clearout of Macgonigal and Moores, term limits and politician exams. Full FOI. The first Kiwis brought back in chains for trial. Fast-forward EU and Asian languages in schools. Cancel EKO expenses-quango and white elephant vanity projects and tarmac splodge like International Airports and New Town and Road to Nowhere.
Council tax strike from TDC to fund RTC and the other towns and depts split and reformed by town. An East Kent Council of Mayors quarterly and emphasising East Kent not Maidstone with the £1.2BN budget for EK and £60M per town so far wasted.
A nation forged in bureaucracy and secrecy and pollution. Government of the people by the bureaucrats for the bureaucrats.
Nothing done for D-Day or Dunkirk by The Ancient Regime. A price paid in blood and the lazy pensioners on our councils can't be bothered.
The contrast with a recent Nghe An development team for Vietnam was astonishing or the DaNang Project and KwaiRail.
And nothing done for Climate Change Kent: more floods, colder winters for pensioners and hotter summers.
Nothing on OneGov: point 9.
Nothing on UNMDG2 reform: point 13.
Nothing on Thailand's Yingluck School PC: point 28.
Nothing on the Pav or East Kent Film: point 5/Kent
I admire Infratil and Kent Council don't you? You must do.
Time for Change
www.votegarbutt.co.uk - details of my 2nd manifesto for Meiji reform and Manston $1 Wanted leaflet to download and pass on.