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Local government, London Mayoral & London Assembly elections 3rd May

It's that time of year when I do the obligatory thread about the elections that are on this year.

We have a number of local elections as always, the London Mayoral race with Boris Johnson & Ken Livingstone as the frontrunners and London Assembly elections. A number of places are also holding referendums on whether or not to have an elected Mayor.

No local elections where I live so I'll be looking over the border to South Yorkshire to see if the Liberal Democrats continue their decline on Nick Clegg's doorstep. Sheffield is also one of those places having a Mayoral referendum, although I have yet to come across any interest in that matter whatsoever.

Come to think of it, I would expect voter turnout to be even worse then usual this year, which is never a good thing.

As always feel free to comment on what local elections are on where you live, any local issues and how much or how little campaigning is being done by political parties where you live.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_local_elections,_2012
http://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/how_do_i_vote/registering_to_vote.aspx?

Premier league boss claims China stole egg foo yung from Sheffield

http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/sport/sport-headlines/premier-league-boss-claims-china-stole-egg-foo-yung-from-sheffield-201203155013/

THE chairman of the premier league last night accused China of stealing great British recipes like egg foo yung and Szechuan chicken.

Sir Dave Richards insisted eggs were first mixed with foo and yung in Sheffield more than 1,500 years ago and then a 'Chinaman hypnotised everybody and made off with the pot'.

He said: "And 70 years ago my Uncle Eric invented spaghetti, went to bed and woke up the next morning to find he had been kidnapped by Mussolini." Richards then stepped on a roller skate and went hurtling through a jam factory before crashing head-first into a wasps' nest.

He added: "Pele's from Huddersfield."
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