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What goes around, comes around
Posted Saturday 9 December 10.00 am
Recently I've been tweeting very short fragments of stories about Formby from a past era. I thought you might like a chance to read this one in more detail. The first sentence seems to point to the current debate and division in the present Tory Party over free trade versus regulation.
Then there's a section which all seems to revolve around the issue of devolution and where the idea comes from. I love the reference to the likely impact of local Parish Councils, is the present Formby Council still working on its neighbourhood plan after 5 years?
Finally, the 'allotments' issue, it smacks of paternalism, this landed gentry MP is talking of policies to reduce working class resentment over the loss of land during the 'Clearance' and thus preventing revolution. Are these the 'just about managing' he's talking about, still suffering under a political system which fails to listen and represent their needs?
MR. CURZON, MP. Mr. John Formby. J.P, presided last evening at a well-attended meeting in Jubilee Hall, Formby, addressed by the Hon. G. N. Curzon, MP. for tbe Southport Division, the new Under Secretary for India.— Formby (@FormbyVillage) December 9, 2017
Liverpool Mercury - Wednesday 16 December 1891 pic.twitter.com/RVyd2ESmxq