Thursday, August 28, 2008

Breaking News - China Meeting Delayed

And I'm just getting word in my earpiece that the extraordinary council meeting set for 11 September to decide on planning permission for China Gateway has been postponed to 29 September.

According to sources the unconfirmed reason for the delay is that our glorious council leader is booked on a trip, to, er, China. As I say, that story just breaking. We'll bring you more later in the blogramme. Meanwhile, sport. And for that it's over to a fat man in a suit...

Update: Story now running on Isle of Thanet Gazunder website. Click here to read.

11 comments:

Michael Child said...

Obviously your mojo is up again.

Eastcliff Richard said...

Yes - from zero mojo to 110% mojo in 24 hours! Must be those blue pills the doc prescribed.

Anonymous said...

It was cabin boy Roger charged with setting the date so he obviously didnt know what the skipper was up to?
Didnt know he was off to Treasure island

Anonymous said...

You couldn't make this up, could you?

Eastcliff Richard said...

It's never stopped me before!

Anonymous said...

It's now October 9th at 6p.m. There'll be one hour before the time-tabled full council meeting scheduled for 7p.m.

Ken Wills must be spitting mad at the delay but, hey, it's called democracy something his Chinese business partners don't know much about.

Anonymous said...

If you feel strongly about the nonsensical aspects of the scheme lobby your councillors as the parties can't impose a 'whip' to follow a particular line. I've heard some Tories are rebelling against their leaders and may vote against so it's all to play for. Remember the developer stands to make £millions if he gets permission.

Anonymous said...

Well well well!
The good ship TDC seems to be adrift and rudderless on the briny like the SS Shagpile or woz it The Backanda? An indecent rush by 'Woger' last Thursday to announce 11th Sep as decision day for Ken & Chris became 29th by lunch today and is now to be as it should, 9 October and before scheduled Full Council.

There appears to be democratic forces at work at last. The news that Chris Wells is returning from busy portfolio in Education at KCC to look after 'Viking Bay matters' means that he will be able to devote his considerable talents including honesty and integrity to Thanet issues fully, without having to worry at SATs and merging schools.

Anonymous said...

What a momentual cock up - whats the need to go to china for?

Anonymous said...

Perhaps he has been sent once again to challenge Exekiel this time he has other young elements to back him so might be able to break the old guard stranglehold that he couldnt the last time he challenged him. We need honest councillors with no baggage and there is one.
Depose the current leader and let him sail off into the sunset on HMS Shagpile, knowing him he'll probably go to N Cyprus to escape prosecution too

Anonymous said...

Sorry insult to Royal Navy should have been SS not HMS - few too many tonight maybe?