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Norman Baker has bought some land

On 5 Feb 2009 at 5:18pm Toque wrote:
Apparently the entire Lib Dem frontbench has jointly bought a piece of land "the size of a football pitch" at the site of Heathrow's proposed 3rd runway.
Good on them.
Perhaps Norman can organise some coach trips from Lewes, there seem to be a number of Swampy types in Lewes who would be good at digging in.
On 6 Feb 2009 at 11:51am no body cares wrote:
more likely bought it so they can sell it off later for a far greater profit ? wouldnt be the first time
On 6 Feb 2009 at 12:25pm Mystic Mog wrote:
"wouldnt be the first time". Specific details please.
On 6 Feb 2009 at 12:46pm sashimi wrote:
Don't be so touchy Mr Mog. The plan is to sell off very small parcels of the land to as many people as possible and jam up the compulsory purchase process. It's probably a good piece of PR but it won't make any difference to whether a third runway is built. There may be other reasons why it doesn't go forward like an incoming Tory administration cancelling it. In which case Norman and his colleagues will own a football field in a blighted village next to the airport. Charles Style might be interested.
On 6 Feb 2009 at 12:53pm Local wrote:
Sahimi - Charles Style? Remind me, wasn't he the developer who was going to make an application to build on a flood plain in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008?
On 7 Feb 2009 at 8:59pm maggie wrote:
The only reason Norman Baker does anything is to get his name in the papers, on the radio or on the box. He really is the definative chocolate tea cup.
On 8 Feb 2009 at 11:49am Lewes Laugher wrote:
Maggie, the only reason any politician does anything is to get their name in the papers. It seems a little unfair to pick on Baker in parrticular who - whatever else he does - can claim the credit for getting Mandelson out last time (even if he has now crept in the back door).
On 8 Feb 2009 at 1:59pm Rouser wrote:
I agree with LL above, and the politician who's always in the paper, trying to claim credit for loads of things she's made no difference to or worked on is St Ruth O'Keefe.
On 9 Feb 2009 at 4:49pm Geoff wrote:
I don't know if I want to be represented by a silent MP who is never heard of, does nothing publicly, and cannot use the press to political advantage. I seem to recall a guy called 'Ghandi" who was always trying to get his name in the papers with hunger strikes.
Charles Style is that guy who thinks that the floors of a tower block don't count if they only contain one flat. He is the man who didn't know about fire stations on flood plains (has LDC twigged that one yet?) He is also the man, who the Jam Factory residents have such confidence in that they successfully pursued him to court, successfully exposed his naughty behaviour at Southwark Planning Department, and are now dumping him, and his management agency from blighting their lives further and are buying up the freehold.
Why do we know this? because Lewes residents found out what Lewes District Council didn't. If they had listened a bit sooner, they wouldn't be in the mess they are in now with the flood plain application.
I look forward to Mr Baker MP, taking as much interest in the environmental disaster his lib dem colleagues seem to be supporting here in Lewes, in line with his views about runways. The District Council may have nothing to do with him, but it is Lib Dem run, they are his colleagues, and I can guarantee we would be hearing more from him about the cock ups they create, if they were Tories!
On 10 Feb 2009 at 9:31pm demon 2 wrote:
i dont like politics

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