Blogspot: Brexit-We stand at the edge of the precipice

Blogspot: Brexit-We stand at the edge of the precipice

By Myles Cook WE stand at the precipice of political change here in the UK. Brexit has proven itself to be the most divisive political issue of British history and has brought the country to the point of a potentially huge constitutional crisis. Families and friendships have been torn apart by the 2016 EU Referendum […]

Blogspot: Why South Ockendon landlords shouldn’t be criticised

Blogspot: Why South Ockendon landlords shouldn’t be criticised

Why South Ockendon Landlords Shouldn’t be Criticised by Paul Tobias-Gibbins https://www.mpestates.co.uk There is no escaping the fact that over the last couple of decades, the rise in the number buy-to-let properties in South Ockendon has been nothing short of extraordinary. Many in the “left leaning” press have spoken of a broken nation; The fact many […]

Blogpost: ADHD-Thurrock’s forgotten children

Blogpost: ADHD-Thurrock’s forgotten children

A particular low point came in the form of an email between the new Head and another executive Head from the same academy, I obtained it via a freedom of information request. It detailed how my son had been questioned about whether he really needed his prescribed ADHD medication (their view was he didn’t) and it went on to mock his future ambition to be a pilot. I didn’t have the words to describe this email then and I still don’t now.

How to deal with mental health discrimination at work

How to deal with mental health discrimination at work

How to Deal With Mental Health Discrimination at Work The 10th October 2018 is World Mental Health Day which is designed to educate, raise awareness and remove the stigma of mental health. Mental health issues affect millions of people across the country and impact businesses and employees alike. Five million working days were lost due to work-related […]

Mr Perrin’s Blog: On defective defections and future alliances

Mr Perrin’s Blog: On defective defections and future alliances

THE recent defection of ex-Cllrs Snell and Jones to the Tories is a clear indication of the true philosophy of the Thurrock Independents. If you allow us the appearance of power and influence, by appointing us as Chairs and Vice-Chairs of Council Committees, along with the financial benefit such appointments engender, we will support you and willingly do your bidding.

Blogpost: Killed By My Debt

Blogpost: Killed By My Debt

Blogpost by Cllr Luke Spillman ‘Killed by my Debt’ is a BBC Three factual drama which tells the story of Jerome Rogers. Jerome, was a motorcycle courier who took his own life in March 2016 after a bailiff seized his motorcycle. It is a story which highlights how the escalating costs of enforcement action by […]