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See what's going on under the surface of current eventsA commentary of opinions and views inspired by news and current affairs - mainly in St. Anne's and the fylde, but sometimes in the wider world.

Occasionally you will find information that others would prefer not to have publicised.

You might also come across controversy during your journey under the skin of current affairs.

Politically, you will probably find views to the right of Genghis Kahn and to the left of Arthur Scargill. One thing you won't find is "political correctness" so if you are easily offended in that area, it's time to leave.

The very hottest topics of the moment are:  

Fylde Waives the RulesExclusive News
We look at two governance failures at Fylde, one very serious. Protocol expert Cllr Peter Collins tried for change, but his amendment was voted down.

Fiddling With Figures?Exclusive News
Two controversial charges on Fylde Council Tax bills, St Annes Residents are subsidising those in Lytham, and LCC seem to have has a 2% increase - twice.

LCC Election Results 2017
We bring readers the results of the 2017 County Council elections that saw Labour swept out of office by the Conservatives We have the details and a brief analysis.....

Other hot topics can be found under latest. The archive is divided up into publication years (Jan-Dec) and is more or less what it says on the tin.

"If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind."

John Stuart Mill

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