Damian Collins MP Expenses 2016/17

November 27, 2017 // 6 Comments

Since May 2010 – to March 31st 2017, Damian Collins, MP for Folkestone & Hythe has cost the public purse £1,144,586 according to IPSA. The average amount he has claimed in expenses during his time in the House of Commons as our MP is, £163,512. In the financial year 2016/17 according to [Click to Read More]

The Grand Inferno

November 16, 2017 // 1 Comment

Forgive the classical allusion but Dante might be the name that will be taking up a lot of Michael Stainer’s time over the coming months. But he won’t be studying the immortal verse of Dante Alighieri, author of the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language, especially not [Click to Read More]

Shepway Property Owned Offshore.

November 10, 2017 // 2 Comments

Yesterday, the Land Registry released all the title deeds of all tax haven/offshore companies which own property in the UK. There are, according to the Land Registry, 98,583 such properties owned by offshore companies in the UK in total. In Kent there are 1890 in Kent. And in Shepway there are 145. [Click to Read More]

The Colourful Geoffrey George Boot.

November 8, 2017 // 9 Comments

Over the last few days the Paradise Papers have been splashed across the front pages of many newspapers across the world. Once again, they like the Panama Papers have shown us how the rich tend to avoid tax on an industrial scale. One of the tax haven’s enabling them to do this, is the Isle [Click to Read More]

Rough Sleeping Kills.

November 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Terry  (not his real name) is a rough sleeper. It was his hand that first drew him to our attention. He was missing two fingers. Frostbite the winter of 2015, he told us. He climbed out of his sleeping bag and took of his left shoe and sock. He was missing three toes. In the winter of 2015 Terry [Click to Read More]

Cllr Russell Douglas Tillson

October 30, 2017 // 3 Comments

Cllr Russell Douglas Tillson (pictured below) was first elected to Shepway District Council as a Cllr for the Dymchurch & St. Marys Bay Ward in 2007 with 846 votes. He was elected again in May 2011 to the same ward with 1,113 votes. In 2014/15 we examined Cllr Tillson’s and Simmons expenses [Click to Read More]

Perseverance Wins The Day

October 28, 2017 // 1 Comment

The people of Shepway are “selfish” according to Cllr David Drury Monk (pictured). It is not the first time he has used such strong and disparaging language about people who disagree with him about the green spaces across Shepway disappearing under a swathe of concrete. There are strong and [Click to Read More]


October 25, 2017 // 1 Comment

There are a number of companies in the group and the “brand” known as “Sir Roger De Haan”. The “brand” relating to the harbour is as far as the public and press are concerned, “The Folkestone Harbour Company“ Sir Roger Michael De Haan’s [Click to Read More]