Humour

  • Bring on the bailiffs

    21 February 2017

    If at first you don’t succeed – try, try again.


  • Councils get the bird

    21 February 2017

    If there’s one story that’s guaranteed to ruffle a few feathers, it’s the amount of money councils spend on tackling rogue pigeons and gulls.


  • Cash for queries

    21 February 2017

    Anyone who likes talking local government and is looking to make a bit of extra cash might like to head to Oxfordshire.


  • White Van Man on . . . driverless cars

    21 February 2017

    I’m telling you these driverless cars won’t catch on.


  • The slice is right

    14 February 2017

    As council leaders prepare to make some tough choices regarding next year’s budget, Eastbourne BC is boldly going where Boaty McBoatface went before.


  • Nikileaks spills the beans

    14 February 2017

    Sometimes things happen in politics that are so absurd they don’t seem believable enough for fiction.


  • White Van Man on . . . tax

    14 February 2017

    Apparently tax is higher than it’s been since the 1970s when we were milked by Labour.


  • Byrne after reading

    14 February 2017

    One could be forgiven for thinking that there is no filter between Donald Trump’s brain and his twitchy Twitter finger attached to one of his small hands.


  • White Van Man on . . . the lack of housing

    08 February 2017

    Here’s my answer to the housing crisis: there isn’t one.


  • Cyborg service

    08 February 2017

    You could be forgiven for thinking that the world is currently sliding towards a reality which bares an uncanny resemblance to the Terminator films.


  • This job will heel you

    08 February 2017

    Working in local government can be ‘toe’ joke sometimes, especially when you put your heart and sole into your job.


  • Literal latitude

    01 February 2017

    Senior civil servants are rarely spotted publicly displaying their, no doubt, exemplary sense of humour.


  • White Van Man on . . . council plaques

    01 February 2017

    I was in my local shopping centre the other day and there was some hideous sculpture supposedly called art and next to it a bronze plaque with the words: ‘Officially unveiled by Ron Bonkers, Cabinet member for transport, sustainable development and environmental diversity.’


  • In search of unicorns?

    01 February 2017

    Former ministers are a worry – they always give the game away when they are out of office.


  • Trees company

    01 February 2017

    With the sequel to the 1996 film Trainspotting hitting cinemas, Diary is in full-blown 90s revival mode.


  • White Van Man on . . . tourism tax

    24 January 2017

    Whenever I go abroad to Italy or France or whatever I always discover the hotel has whacked on another euro a night for the bill.


  • To ‘the’ or not to ‘the’

    24 January 2017

    Stadium-fillers U2 might like to sing about where the streets have no name.


  • Brewdog’s big deal

    18 January 2017

    As the co-founder of Brewdog, James Watt is known in craft beer circles as a man who speaks his mind.


  • White Van Man on . . . rates bills

    18 January 2017

    They used to say the best way to dine out in Britain was to have a full English brekkie three times a day.


  • Housing humbug

    10 January 2017

    Christmas is known as a time of goodwill and all that, fa la la la la, la la la la.