Sunday, 1 November 2015

Local News Round Up: October 2015

Here are some juicy titbits that caught the eye of the UKIP Watford editorial team over the last month....

Richard Harrington Unusually Quiet

  • Come on Richard, why the sudden silence?!

Another Traffic Cock Up

Grammar Schools Returning?

  • We are fortunate in Watford to have two excellent grammar schools. Other parts of the country are not so lucky. However that may be about to change.
  • Hot on the heels of the news of the first "new" grammar school in England for 50 years it seems like some enlightened folk in our neighbouring county of Bedfordshire are similarly minded.
  • Bringing back grammar schools is a long standing UKIP policy. Are we being copied yet again?

Watford MP: We Don't Make The Rules - The EU Does

  • Richard Harrington voted against scrapping the so-called "tampon tax", effectively saying there was no point in doing so as this tax was an EU law that Westminster could do nothing about.
  • Like his fellow Tory MPs in St Albans, Hertsmere and South-West Herts, our MP seems happy to lay down at the feet of the EU without a fight. One wonders what the point of them is.
  • UKIP pledged to scrap the "tampon tax" and has received widespread support for this. How many women think that tampons are "non-essential luxury items"??!!

Nick Lincoln asks: Is the CBI lying or just dumb?

  • Your Parliamentary candidate in the 2015 General Election took issue with a report from the CBI which seemed to think that the EU and the Single Market were one and the same.
  • Nick asked whether or not this was just an honest mistake. Read his article it and make up your own minds!
  • We know that the Establishment will use every trick of the tongue in the run up to the EU Referendum. Who knew they would start so early?!

UKIP Watford AGM: "...the best ever"

  • A good turnout on the 27th ensured that your branch's 2015 Annual General Meeting was unusually exciting. "I've been to many AGMs but never one quite like this," said re-elected Chairman Jon Goddard. "If I had my way we would hold these at least once a year."
  • In addition to Jon returning as Chairman, David Bennett (Treasurer) and Dan Channing (Secretary) were also re-elected in their roles for another 12 months, as was the Vice-Chair. None were available for comment, which is probably for the best.
  • There are further openings available on the committee for certain appointed roles. If you want to get involved with UKIP locally why not get in touch?

Please leave a comment on these stories below. And if you have local news or stories then let us know.

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