PRIME MINISTER - David Cameron and George Osborne visited Eastbourne in 2014, to see the carnage for themselves. No doubt they noticed the potholes, but kept Mum. It is a fact that the roads have gotten progressively worse since Cameron and Osborne came to town. Please don't come again and why don't both of you resign by the way? The state of our roads is reflective of Conservative politics - a shambles at best, corrupt practice at worst.
Both politicians are accused of collecting money (Road Fund Licence) under false pretences for goods and/or services that they have no intention of providing. In our book that is fraud. They are actually using your road fund money for empire building, when the ordinary citizen can no longer afford to buy a house.
Our roving reported took a trip down this country lane from the Pevensey roundabout to Windmill Hill along the Wartling Road. He reports that the road is so dangerous in places that they are accidents just waiting to happen.
Never mind the Panama Papers, there are other black spots, or rather, black holes, in Eastbourne, Polegate and Willingdon. These will be recorded photographically during other outings, should any public interest group be interested in taking out a private prosecution of the offenders. The problem here is that it is the Sussex Police who should be prosecuting the persons responsible for this fraud, but that Giles York and Katy Bourne are too busy trying to whitewash other serious corruption to be able to spend any time on real issues.
WARTLING ROAD TO A271 - In the words of a well known Australian: "These roads are bloody dangerous." Where are all our tax "dollars going? We pay a staggering amount of money for roads, but this government is failing to honour their contract with the people to provide those roads. Instead, the money is being squandered on nuclear battleships and submarines that we don't need. Why? Possibly because the armaments game is very lucrative for party funding, just like when they bailed out the banks.
PEVENSEY LEVELS - Right on another bend. Who is repairing these roads and why are the repairs so short lived? Taxing us for roads and then not providing roads of merchantable quality is taxation fraud.
ROAD RAGE - We bet this makes you cross. Paying all that money for decent roads and then being cheated. It's difficult to work out from the above picture who has the worst grimace. Our money is on Gregory Barker. Although, with all of his business conflicts of interest, he should be laughing all the way to the bank - hopefully one in England, rather than Panama - with a nice expenses cheque from his mate George. All of which is a cost to the tax payer.
Would you not agree that politicians should not be allowed financial conflicts of interest? That way they might be able to concentrate on running the country, rather than feathering their nests.
to the Prime Minister:
GOOGLE MAPS - The above is a satellite view of one of the worst parts of the Wartling Road. We feel sure that this green land is not as pleasant as Her Majesty would like.
BLACK HOLE - What would Stephen Hawking make of this? Narrow country roads are particularly dangerous at peak traffic times. Then, it is impossible to avoid going down holes like this - and then your tyres and suspension suffer.
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REPAIR OF A REPAIR - You can see that this section of a bend has been repaired already. The pothole has been marked for some time, but nothing is happening.
BOOBY TRAP - Another booby trap for the unwary. The only way to avoid this hole is to swerve into oncoming traffic, or stop and risk the car behind ramming you.