Council must protect Brighton and Hove taxpayers from i360 crisis

The stakes for Brighton andHove taxpayers are high as the council makes decisions on the mounting debts of the Brighton i360. The struggling attraction has once again failed to meet its twice-yearly loan repayment to Brighton and Hove City Council ­­­­­­and recently the Labour...
Posted On 05 Jul 2020 at 6:48 pm

A tidal wave of rubbish and the steps we’re putting in place to deal with it

Thursday 25 June marked an unwelcome milestone for Brighton and Hove. According to our beach cleaning staff, some of whom have worked with us for 15 years, we saw the largest amount of rubbish ever collected in a single day from our beaches. The average collection at this time of...
Posted On 05 Jul 2020 at 2:39 pm

Conservative government ineptitude leaves our city without vital information to suppress coronavirus

The dreaded scenes from Leicester this week demonstrate the poverty of information that Brighton and Hove, like areas around the country, has been getting from Conservative ministers, despite claims that councils have been provided with detailed data. It’s absolutely appalling...
Posted On 05 Jul 2020 at 1:20 pm

Statues and racial classification certificates – lessons from our recent history

The debate about whether statues of Cecil John Rhodes, slave owners and even former kings and queens should be pulled down made me think of a very small piece of paper that I possess. It was issued to me in 1978 shortly before I left South Africa. Under the Population...
Posted On 05 Jul 2020 at 12:10 am