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“Inside – Looking Out?”

A Letter to the Editor from MICHELLE DONOHUE-MONCRIEFF – a member of the Independent Group at Scarborough Borough Council – who writes to offer an inside view of a becalmed Council. ~~~~~ To the editor – I read with some [...]

June 12, 2019 Letters

The State of Independence

The State of Independence A Guest Author opinion piece from Enquirer regular FRANK SHEPHERD, asking the questions many are asking about the nature and resilience of the Labour/Independent ‘alliance’ currently leading Scarborough Borough Council – not least because, thus far, [...]

June 4, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

Tory PM-hopeful BLOCKED by SBC

Tory PM-hopeful BLOCKED by SBC The Enquirer is fortunate to have received sight of the following email from NYE Police & Crime correspondent Tim HICKS to former Scarborough Borough Council Leader, Councillor Derek BASTIMAN [Con.], whose policy to intercept and [...]

May 31, 2019 Letters

“Lord of the Flies”

“Lord of the Flies” an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, analysing the present state-of-play (time out) at the Puzzle Palace ahead of Thursday’s  Meeting (30th May 2019). ~~~~~ Since the Declaration, on 3rd May 2019, of the results [...]

May 29, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

“Afterquakes”

A Letter to the Editor from Councillor Michelle DONOHUE-MONCRIEFF [Ind.] (Hunmanby) reflecting on the collapse of the Tory majority – and warning of a potential BASTIMAN-led Tory rebound, given the merest hint of a fault-line in the bedrock of the [...]

May 22, 2019 Letters

“Alas, Poor Hebo! I Knew Him Well”

“Alas, Poor Hebo! I Knew Him Well” Open Letters to the present and (recent) past Leaders of Scarborough Borough Council by TIM HICKS – one in earnest, one in jest. ~~~~~ Open letter re: Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) policy towards [...]

May 20, 2019 Letters, Scarborough Borough Council

“Wildly Conflicting Views” [Letters]

Two wildly conflicting Letters to the Editor – from regulars NORMAN MURPHY and FRANK SHEPHERD – commenting, respectively, on factors contributing to the outcome of the recent local elections and the portends for the future under a new regime. ~~~~~ [...]

May 17, 2019 Letters, Scarborough Borough Council

A Coalition Against Democracy?

A Coalition Against Democracy? Guest Author article by FRANK SHEPHERD, commenting on the Labour/Conservative back-room coalition. ~~~~~ With voters reducing the Labour and Conservative Groups, both by number and by share of vote on Thursday, neither of the main parties [...]

May 9, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

“Flush Those Blues Away””

In a satirical spirit, the North Yorks Enquirer presents the one-hundred-and-seventy-eighth 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 [...]

May 7, 2019 Photoons

SBC: What Next?

SBC: What Next? an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, sharing some opinions on the results of the 2019 Scarborough Borough Council elections. ~~~~~ If power, as is claimed, corrupts, then it must surely be the case that it [...]

May 6, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council