Humour

  • White Van Man on . . . triggering Article 50

    22 March 2017

    So the starting gun’s been fired and we’re off and out as far away from bleeding Brussels as we can.


  • Skeleton crew

    22 March 2017

    Upon receiving a press release on the ‘bones of Croydon,’ Diary assumed it was referencing the remnants of chicken wings outside grime sensation Stormzy’s favourite fast food outlet, Morley’s.


  • Who are you?

    22 March 2017

    Diary knows a thing or two about local government, knows exactly how councillors tick and, between you and this page, doesn’t mind a bit of role play.


  • Crisis? What crisis?

    14 March 2017

    Diary is worried because it keeps reading about crises that appear to be engulfing almost every field.


  • What’s on the box?

    14 March 2017

    Times are tight for local government and we all know selling off assets is a great way of getting quick cash.


  • Miller’s regal roar

    08 March 2017

    It will come as no surprise to The MJ readers that SOLACE president Jo Miller broke with protocol to make a speech at the organisation’s annual charity dinner.


  • A beastly amount of dosh

    08 March 2017

    What do the Krays, Emma Watson and Downton Abbey have in common?


  • The Great Wall of Croydon

    08 March 2017

    Diary got wind of an interesting development for local democracy at a public meeting in Croydon last week. No, seriously.


  • Bringing Corrie to heel

    28 February 2017

    Diary hears whispers that shadow communities minister Teresa Pearce isn’t impressed with Coronation Street’s portrayal of local councillor, Sally Webster.


  • Benn there, done that

    28 February 2017

    People say you’re old when police officers start to look young, which got Diary thinking about the local government equivalent.


  • White Van Man on . . . taxes

    28 February 2017

    If I open another paper with yet another fatcat moaning about their taxes and saying they’re so poor they’re reduced to living in only one of their five mansions I shall run into the street screaming blue murder with nothing on but a copy of The Sun to cover my wobbly bits.


  • Health meating

    28 February 2017

    As we all know, getting residents to look after their health is a cornerstone of achieving sustainable health and social care.


  • 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.