Thursday 29th July 2021,
North Yorks Enquirer

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The Liverpool Parallel – Redux

The Liverpool Parallel – Redux Guest Author Stormin’ Norman Murphy highlights the roots of Labour’s inherited failures at SBC. ~~~~~ Although my previous article, “Liverpool v Scarborough” (which focused on the appalling abuses of power apparently perpetrated by officers and [...]

April 12, 2021 Scarborough Borough Council

The Eunuch in the Brothel

The Eunuch in the Brothel an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, setting out his ‘take’ on the big lie underpinning the present crisis at Scarborough Borough Council. ~~~~~  My thanks go out to the Independent member who has [...]

February 1, 2021 Scarborough Borough Council

SBC: The Doldrums

SBC: The Doldrums an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, setting out his opinion on the performance so far of the ailing and failing  SIDDONS administration. ~~~~~ On 7th May 2019, following the local elections held on 2nd May, [...]

December 14, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

The Borough Dredger: VFM?

The Borough Dredger: VFM? Enquirer harbours correspondent ALLAN ROBERTS turns his attention to the ‘Value For Money’ element of the Borough’s dredging activities. ~~~~~ It was interesting to note that, during the Council meeting of November 2nd, 2020, Cllr Bastiman [...]

November 10, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

An Unqualified Disaster

An Unqualified Disaster an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, exposing the seemingly rash appointment of, and delegation of immense powers to, a lamentably under-qualified person. ~~~~~ As a casual observer of Council activities, I like, from time to [...]

October 18, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

SIDDONS: GDPR Breach Allegations

SIDDONS: GDPR Breach Allegations an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, offering indications that delusions of grandeur may have strayed over the line – and into unlawful conduct. ~~~~~ I am happy to share with the wider public formal [...]

August 18, 2020 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council

Randerson’s Folly 

Randerson’s Folly  Guest Author (and former SBC Councillor) Stormin’ NORMAN MURPHY is less than impressed with Officer/Member communications at SBC – otherwise known as “the tail wagging the dog” (facilitated, always, by the gullibility/stupidity of the dog). Here is why [...]

August 17, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

“How Green Was My Cllr?”

“How Green Was My Cllr?” A Letter to the Editor from COLIN RELPH of Scarborough, bemoaning an apparent departure from the electioneering claims of certain elected members. Read on . . . ~~~~~ Mr Editor, As many people will have [...]

August 2, 2020 Letters, Scarborough Borough Council

“Is It Safe?”

In a satirical spirit, the North Yorks Enquirer presents the two-hundred-and-twelfth in a continuing series of so-called “Photoons” – cartoons developed from digital photographs – highlighting the more amusing aspects of current affairs in North Yorkshire and far beyond. Readers [...]

July 6, 2020 Photoons, Scarborough Borough Council

“Wash Your Hands”

In a satirical spirit, the North Yorks Enquirer presents the two-hundred-and-eleventh in a continuing series of so-called “Photoons” – cartoons developed from digital photographs – highlighting the more amusing aspects of current affairs in North Yorkshire and far beyond. Readers [...]

June 23, 2020 Photoons, Scarborough Borough Council