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A rather long day away from home, that challenged the boundaries of the different 'hats' I wear.

The Times newspaper apparently want to do a story on Margate's regeneration and the many challenges that seaside towns face in general and so I'm trying to help the journalist along with the information she needs and perhaps a visit to the town next week. I should remind her that Ramsgate, the millionaire's playground of the far South-east is certainly worth a visit as well. She hasn't discovered ECR, Michael Child or even Tony Flaig yet but I'm sure she will in time!

Meanwhile, I've been buried in the depths of the ecrime congress watching a trickle of enquiries for aircraft banners trickle into my Blackberry. The season normally starts in a week and from now on, recession aside, the calls start coming in; starting with a marriage proposal over Brighton on Friday

Several fascinating presentations today, among them, Chris Kelly from Facebook (pictured), I forgo…

Thirty Something

There was an episode, in that classic political television satire, 'The New Statesman', when the Government was trying very hard to lose the next election, because it knew, the country was in such a mess, that the best option was to let the opposition take the blame for trying to clean it up. It would then make a swift return to power at the polls in five years, once that same opposition had become unelectable as a consequence.

I rather suspect that's the position that the Government finds itself in today. There's certainly talk among people I know, that a change of Government would be a 'poison chalice' for the Conservative opposition, with the economy on its knees and a legacy of ten years of misguided experimentation which has caused such damage to the fabric of our society.

The media are headlining a new warning from the Bank of England today which reports that the country is displaying early symptoms of being trapped in a so-called “debt deflation trap” wher…