Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Westminster Village of the Damned

A complete media scrum at Westminster at lunchtime, so bad in fact that my meeting had to be diverted to the Home Office as an army of press and onlookers blocked access to Parliament.

In fact, it all rather reminded me of another age and all that was missing I thought was a scaffold. Public executions in Whitehall may be a thing of the past but the vicarious interest that surrounded them remains visibly present in a more modern and frenetic form.



Back to Thanet to read more complaints on alleged blogging 'censorship' but on a more serious note, BBC SE News had quite a positive report on the impact that the Turner Contemporary is having on Margate's regeneration. Everyone they spoke to appeared confident, even buoyant and clearly the combination of good weather and the magnificent view helped no end. All without the help of a council press release I'm told.

I've that £2 million cheque to fly tomorrow from Rochester, let's hope the weather holds for the winner at noon!

6 comments:

itmike said...

The Turner Contemporary seems to be doing very well as does Margate.
I had just had a press release from the turner stating that they have just reached visitor number 156,000. This is great news for the Turner and Margate. Long may it continue!
Mike www.westgateandwestbrook.co.uk

Peter Checksfield said...

The TC was really slammed in the letters page of The Thanet Times yesterday.

Ken Gregory said...

But Peter, who reads that paper?

Peter Checksfield said...

I suspect far more people than read this (or any other local) blog. That's why TDC sends them press releases.

Anonymous said...

So let me get this right then Ken. No-one reads Thanet Times so why is tyhe Council bothering sending them press releases? Seems like a bit of a waste of money to me.

Phillip said...

Hi all how r u

calm down people