Frank Little

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by franklittle on 3 October, 2010

As usual, the Neath Citizens Advice Bureau Annual General Meeting was full of interest. The 2010 event was probably the last before the merger with Port Talbot CAB and certainly the last at which Jenny Simmons acts as bureau manager and company secretary, after more than a decade of invaluable service. It was the first […]

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The coalition thing

by franklittle on 21 July, 2010

Fellow council members from the Labour benches take delight in twitting me about Liberal Democrats going into coalition with Conservatives in Westminster. I admit that I would prefer to have seen a “support-and-maintenance” agreement rather than full coalition (note that they tacitly accept that any arrangement with Gordon Brown was out of the question!). However, […]

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by franklittle on 27 March, 2010

The head of Economic Development has helpfully put together statistics on unemployment in the county borough. The percentages of claimants are tabulated by ward. Unsurprisingly, Cadoxton scores well on this measure. At 2.6%, it is only just pipped by Rhos at 2.5%. The comparable figure for Neath parliamentary constituency as a whole is 4.3%, and […]

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The housing ballot

by franklittle on 23 March, 2010

There was a triumphal note to the official report of the “Yes” vote (quoted here by Labour’s Anthony Taylor). My feeling was one of relief that the council was not going to be penalised by the Welsh Assembly Government for having the tenants make the “wrong” choice. If the housing stock were left with the […]

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Right to buy and stock transfer

by franklittle on 7 December, 2009

“Savage Cuts”

by franklittle on 1 October, 2009

I don’t normally post national issues here, but since Councillor Alun Llewelyn, my opponent at the next general election, challenged us Liberal Democrats with the phrase across the council chamber yesterday, I felt I had to respond here. Whichever party forms the government after the general election, “savage cuts” is going to be the headline […]

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Plaid and Europe

by franklittle on 13 April, 2009

Kirsty Williams speech

by franklittle on 10 March, 2009

Afternoon council meetings

by franklittle on 25 February, 2009

Written in haste, just before yet another meeting (this time of full council) timetabled for early afternoon. This week’s BBC-2 “Horizon” programme revealed yet another reason for council meetings at 14:30 (in addition to militating against the participation of working people): the human brain/body is programmed to snooze or micro-sleep at that time. Anything can […]

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