Monday, 21 December 2009

Global warming avoids Lowestoft for a day or so.

The fish docks and port were covered by snow overnight but it's slowly thawing.Overnight it was way below zero.At this time of year it's normally a bit warmer right on the coast as the winds warm as they cross the sea.
It's a good job no one relies on the useless wind turbine 'Gulliver' to generate the leccy to run their heating.It spends more time stood there like a gormless statue than during something as radical as generate any leccy,and still the green brigade want to stick these things up all round the coast.I expect the real reason for them is the grants and plenty of palms getting greased.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Phantom jobs but real job losses.

The employment picture in Lowestoft has taken another hard knock (in fact its taken a few).Jeld wen,a major employer who make wooden furniture has gone down the pan and Elizabeth hotels who own a lot of property in lowestoft (some of which was to have been improved) have gone into administration.
The EDP and Lowestoft Journal can drivel on about the phantom 10,000 new jobs all they like but things are pretty bad for the town at the moment and it doesn't look as though in reality things are going to get any better.
Meanwhile,the ludicrous 'Waveney Campus' project has finally vanished without trace.Millions of pounds have been squandered on this monument to its stupidity by our council,the council tax payers of the county will be paying for something that never was,neber should have been and never now will be for years to come.

Friday, 4 December 2009

A huge red barge is moved into Lowestofts harbour getting ready to move one of the modules that have been built at SLP.Even though the firm has gone into administration it still has work to finish and will be a major employer in lowestoft for some months to come.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Phantom firms for phantom employees.

According to our easily conned local paper the EDP,Lowestoft has become the most enterprising town in the UK.So enterprising in fact that it has won a prize for establishing 5000 new firms provisding 10,000 new jobs.
How on earth can this be true?.(It isn't) There are no new shops,no new entries in the phone book or any trade directories,all we see are big firms in trouble like SLP,and more and more boarded up and empty shops and properties.
Its tripe pure and simple,pure invention put about to bloster the image of failed local and national policies and repeated ad infinitum by its tame parrot,the local press.
A shamefull lie hiding the real sorry state this town and so much of the UK has fallen into.