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Letter: The Most Likely Brexit Options

From David Roberts In response to: Democracy Demands a Second Referendum For what it’s worth, this is how a retired diplomat who was deeply involved in the Maastricht negotiations sees…

Opinion: Knives Out On Italian Night At Millmead…

By Martin Giles The Italian students visiting Millmead on Tuesday evening (July 24, 2018), here to see an English borough council at work, were probably expecting a boring evening. They…

Borough Council Chooses the ‘Nuclear Option’ Over Committee Appointments

There were chaotic scenes at Guildford Borough Council (GBC) last night (July 24, 2018) as the full council declined to agree any of the presented options for the allocation of…

Former Council Leader Quits Tory Group and Refers To Comments On ‘Dictatorship’

Former Guildford Borough Council leader, Tony Rooth, has resigned from the Conservative Group today (May 23) following months of an obviously strained relationship with the current leader and deputy leader…

Speculation Over GBC Executive Reshuffle As Housing Board Chairman Sacked

The stepping down of Cllr Richard Billington (Con, Tillingbourne) from the Guidford Borough Council Executive, to take up his role as deputy mayor in May, will necessitate some reshuffling of…

The Dragon Says: The Solum Plan Must Be Fought With A New Style of Leadership

“Shocked!” That’s how Guildford Borough Council Leader Paul Spooner described the reaction to an inspector’s decision to signal a green light to the “Solum Express” and its plan to redevelop…

Opinion: Who Is Guildford’s Local Plan Satisfying?

By Martin Giles It is not every day that Guildford is specifically mentioned at prime minister’s question time. Normally when Conservative MPs name a particular Tory constituency, usually their own,…

Opinion: Wars and Rumours of Wars

By Martin Giles All political parties like to present a front of unity – but it is rarely the complete picture. Politics attract those that desire power. Those that desire…

Controversy Expected As Full Council Discusses China Link and Complaints Hearing

Two controversial subjects are due to be debated at tonight’s (October 10) full council meeting of Guildford Borough Council – the proposed link with the Chinese city of Dongying and…

Dragon Interview: Cllr Pauline Searle – Retiring County Councillor

Tomorrow a new county councillor will be elected for the Guildford North division – so it was time to interview the retiring Liberal Democrat county councillor Pauline Searle. Questions posed…

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