Category Archive: Opinion

Dec 10 2015

SOAPBOX: City council replacement logo – simple, inspired, and as cheap as chips

For years the city council has grappled, and in my opinion failed, to address the occasionally controversial problem of its identity and most notably its logo. So what you may say? What difference does it make? Well companies think that it matters. From Nike’s “swoosh” symbol to Starbucks’ twin-tailed mermaid or siren, the world’s largest …

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Sep 15 2015

The Ruth Rosenau Blog – “Labour: our party belongs to its members…”

Cllr Ruth Rosenau, Labour rebel speaks about the election of Jeremy Corbyn as party leader and what it might mean locally…..

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Sep 07 2015

Elected Mayor in Stoke-on-Trent? Democracy4Stoke ready to fight again

Once again, we see Governments openly supporting the alleged benefits of Elected Mayors, something that the people of Stoke-on-Trent rejected beyond any doubt in 2009, after a vigorous campaign by Democracy4Stoke. Of course not every-one was against Elected Mayors, just as ,not everyone would be against their return. I personally joined D4S in 2005 after …

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Jun 22 2015

Personally Speaking: Leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Dave Conway – Stronger Together

CONWAY SPEAKS TO POTTERIESEYE Getting back to basics is the priority for the new coalition ruling Stoke-on-Trent City Council… and that is what we will do. We thank the public sincerely for putting their faith in us and the people can rest assured we will do our utmost to deliver. Everyone is talking about the …

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Jun 03 2015

OPINION: RUTH ROSENAU – PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE…. MY HISTORY IN LOCAL POLITICS

OPINION: RUTH ROSENAU Past: Our City is full of wonderful memories, whether they are buildings, cemeteries or people. History is a wonderful arena, the link to our past. I had been the ‘teenager with a cause’ whilst at high school, and was an active campaigner for the Anti-Nazi League, animal rights and equality. I was …

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May 30 2015

As I See It: Extending right to buy is not a viable solution to the housing crisis

OPINION: ADAM COLCLOUGH As part of the slate of legislation put before parliament in the Queen’s Speech the government proposes to extend the ‘right to buy’ to allow 1.3 million tenants of housing associations to purchase their homes. Speaking to the BBC on Tuesday Communities and Local Government Secretary Greg Clark said ‘the policy we …

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May 29 2015

EYEview: Pervez still doesn’t get why he lost – hypocrisy and arrogance

OPINION – Potteye Labour’s fall from grace in Stoke-on-Trent is nothing short of spectacular – all the more so for the fact that they have no idea why – somehow occurring due to the misalignment of mars, or was it Ed, or was it UKIP……..the list goes on. Prior to this election many of the …

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May 26 2015

As I See It: There are worse things to be than the most working class city in the country

You might not have known there was a competition, there is it has to be said less glitter about it than Euro-vision, but Stoke-on-Trent has been crowned the most working class city in the country, beating rivals like Sunderland and Wolverhampton into a cocked hat. Is that such a bad thing? I suppose it means …

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May 11 2015

SOAPBOX: Stoke-on-Trent Labour opponents have a responsibility to form a coalition

At the last full council meeting Labour Councillor Terry Crowe gloated that his party would win the forthcoming local elections due to it being held at the same time as the general election – he was even claiming that they would increase their majority if not wipe out any opposition all together. To be fair …

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Mar 23 2015

As I see it: Radical changes to the fire service are a cut too far

On Monday Staffordshire Fire and Rescue bosses announced a radical review of the service in response to an expected £5.7 million cut in government funding. A significant drop in ‘high severity’ call-outs, such as major road traffic accidents or fires that spread from their point of origin, was also cited as a reason for the …

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