The sanitisation of North Yorkshire, where only the democratic elite have a voice..:
""Everywhere else in the borough has parish councils to look after the most local matters, but Scarborough does not.
I do not agree with the system of elected mayors, which puts too much power in the hands of one person, and I’m not happy about the prospect of local government becoming less local with the change to large unitary authorities... "
"... “As part of Yorkshire Coast Radio’s transition into Greatest Hits Radio, I (Paddy) will be leaving the breakfast show in a month’s time, my final show on Friday, August 28."
"That would make ordinary voters feel that their vote counts and perhaps stop the drift away from involvement in public affairs."
"Landing on Mars is notoriously difficult because of its thin and dynamic atmosphere – a feat that has been described as “seven minutes of terror”"
"the tunnelling operation has reached 7.5km so far"
"Mr Bezos was not asked any questions for the first hour of the hearing, and was seen on the video call eating a snack.
He did get in one zinger near the end of the hearing, which may have been aimed at Mr Zuckerberg.
"It appears to me that social media is a nuance-destruction machine, and I don't think that's helpful for democracy," the Amazon founder said.""
"Protestors gathered outside a meeting at County Hall in Beverley on Wednesday which saw a motion by Yorkshire Party councillor Andy Walker defeated by 44 votes to 16..."
""Some local authorities have already declared a climate emergency but did so without a plan. Too many are still sucking their thumbs and wondering what to do next."
He added: "Some accuse this authority of being complacent, even embarrassed. Let me assure them this is not the case - there is no complacency here.""
""We need to do more, but we are putting big numbers out there to fight crime ruthlessly,”"
""Never in the history of the federal elections have we ever not held an election and we should go forward with our election,""