LIZ TRUSS MP South West Norfolk
Mary Elizabeth Truss, popularly known as Liz Truss, is a British Conservative Party politician and Chief Secretary to the Treasury. She has been the member of parliament for South West Norfolk since 2010. Liz was appointed as Chief Secretary to the Treasury during the cabinet re-shuffle by PM Theresa May and will attend Cabinet meetings.
CHANNEL 4 NEWS OCTOBER 4 2018
The Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Liz Truss, was a popular speaker among delegates at this year’s Conservative Party Conference.
COUNCILS & CORRUPTION
If you cut grants to local government, any local authority that already has a track record of impropriety is likely to cut more legal corners and abuse more human rights than before as they scramble to justify staying in their highly paid jobs.
In the past enforcement departments were artificially exaggerating budgets to boost their coffers. Once the Government knew about this practice they began to think of ways of preventing such fraud to the taxpayer, and of course this led to cuts which any honest council would not notice. Lord Nolan was brought in to look at cozy relationships between councils and developers, but nothing much changed as to employment practices.
Perhaps the Government should consider capping salaries for council officers, including limiting retirement packages and payoffs for corrupt officers who should have been sacked, but instead can now demand big settlements where councils keep them on in different positions to qualify for enhanced pensions.
So-called affordable housing is far removed from the reality of the proposed housing mix that actually benefits fat-cat landlords and encourages foreign investors to sponge off our benefits system like leaches, making the next generation financial slaves to investors who benefit other countries.
The Government of the day should be encouraging genuinely low cost housing, such as flatpacks with energy harvesting features that could sell for as little as £60,000 if land prices were capped and purchased in advance using compulsory purchase powers. This was proposed by Cherry Homes in 2012, but at that time every council approached declined such proposals. Why? Because their planners are anything but and were milking their then developers, a practice that you cannot trace without a transparent system. Corruption in United Nations terms is most prevalent in the Judiciary and police, according to SDG16.
HERITAGE FOR SALE - Councils that are strapped for cash may be cutting corners and granting consents where they would never have contemplated doing so before. Wealden District Council are an example of a council that is known for corrupt practices in cahoots with Sussex police. Since 2015 they have been dishing out consents to developers in the rush to generate additional rates and Community Infrastructure Levy payments. The is regardless of the appropriateness of mass developments around villages of character and charm and urban sprawl. In the case of the proposed development above, this council is likely to be complicit in poisoning a public water supply from the only surviving well in Herstmonceux village in Sussex.
Recently, the developers (Thakeham, Latimer and Clarion Group) admitted that they did not know that the well provided water to the public. But said that this was the proposal that the council wanted to see. Does that not smack of a done deal? Surely the committee make that decision, but where a proposal is for up to seventy houses on green belt, we would expect to see alternative scenarios.
Two grants from this council that were challenged in the High Court were overturned by way of Judicial Review. These grants were by the same planning officer and committees as the above application. A water level management board has advised that the proposed surface water run off solution is not sound and will lead to flooding at a point where a sewage pump sub-station is to be located, potentially leading to foul water pollution to add to the misery of slowly poisoning those drinking from this well (they do not have a mains water supply) and destroying a heritage asset in the process.
The access to the site is also substandard, not being wide enough for a safe visibility line on exit to the A271, a narrow road that is potholed along its length because this council keeps spending money on things like doing favours for those in the fold. If the road had been wider and in good condition with the right width access, then they'd only have the pollution issue to contend with. But there is also a lack of schools in the area and the proposed houses will add to climate change in denial of the 2008 Act, when they should have micro energy generating features at the very least and electric vehicle charging points.
From the comments of walkers on this field, it is alleged that the Parish council may have voted for this development as a favour to a retired local estate agent, Tim Watson, when they have always fiercely opposed development on this hill. Hence, have about-faced, ignoring National Planning Policies that are designed to protect heritage assets adjacent to proposed development.
CONSERVATIVE MPS 2017-2018
CONSERVATIVE CLIMATE - Michael Gove has been summoned to Brussels because of his party's failure to meet air pollution targets despite warnings about which the Prime Minister was aware of.
The United Kingdom has many political parties, some of which are represented in the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Below are links to the websites of the political parties that were represented in the House of Commons after the 2015 General Election:
DEMOCRAT UNIONIST PARTY
SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC AND LABOUR PARTY
UK INDEPENDENCE PARTY
ULSTER UNIONIST PARTY
We are concerned with how the make up of the above parties and (reasonably) popular policies may affect the Wealden district, because we are all brothers on two islands in the Atlantic Ocean and what we do or fail to do is likely to rebound on ourselves and our fellow man in other nations around the world. How we act today influences policies in other countries in our global community. It is not just about us and our patch.
East Sussex has five District and Borough Councils, each with a border on the coast. From west to east they are:
There is also East Sussex County Council as the provider of services to the 5 East Sussex districts.
As near neighbours and with councils now sharing facilities and working together, these area of Sussex are included in our remit and an area where climate change and affordable housing are issues that need urgent attention. Where the coastline is a feature in every Council, Blue Growth is a food security issue, especially where this side of of our local economy is under-exploited.