Results for the Doncaster Town Ward By-Election held on Thursday 14 June 2018


Results for the Town Ward By-Election held on Thursday 14 June 2018. Voting figures for Thursday, 14 June 2018 Name of Candidate Party Number of Votes* BUCKLEY Julie Green Party  294 GREENHALGH Carol The Conservative Party Candidate 260 MCDONALD Tosh Labour … Continue reading

BREAKING: Doncaster Children’s Services Trust rated ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted


BREAKING: Doncaster Children’s Services Trust rated ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted An independent children’s services trust set up after ‘historic failures’ led to Doncaster council being stripped of the role has today been rated as ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted. In the Doncaster Children’s … Continue reading

Rotherham pattern of abuse now breaks surface in Doncaster


Rotherham pattern of abuse now breaks surface in Doncaster “Doncaster Council and South Yorkshire Police are now working together introducing a taxi licensing scheme – 800 taxi drivers are being required to attend CSE awareness raising and training. All takeaways … Continue reading

News you may have missed?


This piece from the Yorkshire Post just before Christmas, when the ‘Prince of Darkness’ is involving himself, you know you are in trouble: Labour must be clearer on cuts says Mandelson as doubts cast of Yorkshire seats Labour’s shadow cabinet … Continue reading

Ed Miliband – the Albatrosses hanging round his neck?


The current Labour Leader, has failed to convince, even his own supporters, that he is genuine Prime Minister material at the General Election next May! In South Yorkshire the sense of abandonment by Labour, is palpable amongst the citizens of … Continue reading

Ed Miliband’s relaunch – Unconvincing!

I already know I’m a sad old so and so, but in the hope that Ed’s re-launch speech would propel him to new popularity and true engagement with the voters, I watched the whole event, questions and all! Needn’t have bothered, there was a distinct air of ‘back to the future’ here. Convincing he most certainly was not!

Unfortunately I didn’t even witness a competent appraisal of Labour’s record in government. Nor was there an explanation for running deficit budgets every year from 2001 onwards, which are now a major source of our current difficulties. He ‘was there’ during the relevant period, so he should know the answer, but won’t share it with us.

Miliband even had his very own wardrobe failure with his loose tie! Made what he said look amateurish. He looked and sounded like a distant academic, giving a lecture to a group of disinterested students, that or very young, more like a schoolboy perhaps?

He must have had more relaunches than Michael Foot by now? Read the text of Ed Miliband’s speech.

The reaction on the social networks is decidedly underwhelming, but two contributions stand out. The first from Peter Hain, cheerleader in chief, that took the view Ed Miliband appears to be capable of ‘walking on water’. The second, rather bizarre contribution, came from Ed Balls, who repeated the mantra first coined when Michael Foot was Labour Leader by Jim Mortimer! Ed’s the leader and he’s 100% behind him. Can’t get more strange than that.

Meanwhile, David Miliband the other Milibrother, was spotted in a swanky restaurant, The Delaunay WC2,  lunching! Specialties of the house, caviar and oysters!