Local democracy is dead – Tory government overturns Lancs County Council decision on fracking

Preston New Road Action Group say they are devastated that Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Local Government and Communities, has upheld the appeals in favour of Cuadrilla, and overruled local democracy.

Undeterred, the Group say they will fight on. There is a protest tomorrow, 8th October, at Maple Farm forecourt – Preston New Road, Lancashire (between Blackpool & Preston – alongside World of Water). People are going from Calder Valley. Continue reading

£1billion of school title deeds transferred to private companies- the academisation rip off

Jeremy Deller may be Britain’s official political artist at the Venice Biennale, but Mark McGowan the Artist taxi driver is telling it like it is as usual. This time about the Tory Academisation programme. Another example of the merging of corporate and government interests.