I have been investigated at great public expense following complaints from 3 councillors that I took photographs at a Council meeting against the rules. Dead right I did! And here they are (they were also published in the Gazette at the time) They are photographs of a row between two councillors at a meeting which almost turned into a fight.
Surely your councillors should be accountable for their actions? Especially when the Government has asked Councils to let the public film at meetings. In fact Eric Pickles Secretary of State for Local Government has said that Thanet Council should let the cameras in. Rules or no rules, I make no apologies for taking these photographs and will do the same again if incidents like this are repeated. In the meantime I would encourage the citizens of Thanet to attend meetings of the Council to photograph, record and film proceedings. The worst that can happen is that you are asked to leave. Now turn up your speakers and dance to Jimmy Cliff at the bottom of the page.
General Giap head of the Vietnamese Revolutionary Army died at the grand old age of 102 yesterday. He led an army than defeated the French in the 1950s and which threw out the Americans in the early 1970s. I was a youngster at school and I remember reggae godfather Jimmy Cliff 's song Vietnam which played at all the youth clubs at this time. It was one of the first singles I bought. It had to be a protest song didn't it ! Right on Jimmy! RIP Gen Giap you kicked some ass.