Tory Exmouth funding: fake or real news (guess which!)

So, what is the truth in the story that Exmouth is to get high street funding boost?

Exmouth could be in line for a town centre funding boost.

The second line of the Exmouth Journal article gives a clue with the word “could” which suggests its not a done deal!

The Secretary of State for housing, communities and local government Robert Jenrick said he wants Exmouth to benefit from Future High Streets Fund cash to help secure up to £20 million.

Don’t we all want our local towns to benefit from the last governments “Future High Street Funding”?

But East Devon District Council were turned down on their single application for Axminister. This was their selected town as only one town per District was allowed and Axminister was considered by the Council as the neediest, despite Cranbrook not having a town centre at all, due to developers delaying tactics and funding shortfalls!

At the latest round of funding, Exmouth was not selected with the district council putting Axminster forward.

Well they got that right!

If Exmouth was selected for future rounds, it could receive up to £150,000.

Like the first sentence in the Conservative Press Release using the word “could” notice the inclusion of the word “If”

Who says there will be another round, Parliament is actually closed, and no decision has been taken on another round of funding?

The money could allow local authorities to work on detailed project proposals that can be submitted for capital funding.

Again, notice the word “could” again, but East Devon District Council have not been invited to submit for a further round nor have the Council debated and decided which town to put forward if they had been asked!

The fund can be used to improve transport and access into town centres, convert empty retail units into new homes and workplaces, and invest in infrastructure.

They have got this right at least!

Conservative Party election candidates for East Devon Simon Jupp lobbied the government for this funding.

All MPs from the last administration have stood down, and at this very moment the ones wanting to carry on are standing for reselection. Therefore, there is no government to Lobby, and if anyone did lobby a Minister and the Minister promised anything at all they are committing what is called “Purdah” which restricts various communications and activity of Government Officers and Ministers who although not strictly working MPs but remain in office and in charge of their departments during the election period.

Mr Jenrick said: “I want Exmouth to benefit from that (the Future High Streets Fund) and be part of the next group of towns to receive up to £20m each.”

Mr Jenrick although a current minister cannot comment on behalf of the dissolved government, but he however can comment in his personal capacity, just like any Tom Dick or Harry! Therefore, he is just like you or I saying something in the Pub, he would like Exmouth to benefit from a funding stream!

Ian MacQueen, chairman of Exmouth Chamber of Commerce, said: “This is excellent news for Exmouth and demonstrates the importance of backing business to create jobs and opportunities for everyone.”

Unfortunately, Mr Macqueen is misinformed as well as everyone unfortunate enough who has read this very poor press report that gives the impression that Exmouth will benefit from £20Millian because our Tory Candidate has so “Lobbied” his mate!

The truth is, East Devon District Council is awaiting information if there will be a round 2, and if there is one, it will then decide democratically which Town they wish to put forward and then submit an application to Government.

Therefore, please disregard this spin, go to the polls tomorrow, and vote for an Honest, Truthful, Respected and Local Person – but not Simon Jupp!

Are no local Tories up to the job of MP? And who IS Simon James/Jupp?

Current headline:

“Boris Johnson left speechless when asked why no Tory candidates in Sunderland are from the local area’ “

Which begs the question:

Why was a London-based political adviser to Dominic Raab parachuted into East Devon a month before the general election?

And who is he really?

Simon Jupp, East Devon Tory candidate

or Simon James?

Why would anyone want or need 2 profiles with 2 names?

Tories promising money to help Exmouth – bribe!

They MUST be rattled  – but note it isn’t a FACT just the same sort of “promise” to other marginal seats.

And NO promises for Sidmouth, Seaton, Axminster, Cranbrook, Honiton, Ottery or Budleigh or rural areas of East Devon.

Beware Tories bearing “gifts”!

Frit Jupp shuts down comments on his Facebook page – and where IS he?

REMEMBER: a vote for any candidate other than Claire Wright is a vote for this elusive chap who doesn’t answer questions and who always seems to tell us where he has been and not where he is – a la Swire and Johnson!

Oh dear – thin skin. There were rather a lot of comments from people who had some very tricky questions for him on his Jupp for East Devon Facebook page – none of which he answered as he never engaged on the page at all.

People can’t even ask him questions, let alone get any answers as he’s either:

(a) Christmas shopping instead of attending a hustings he promised to attend (Sidmouth)

or

(b) surrounded by so many Tory minders as he takes his selfies at various town and village road signs that there is no opportunity to ask him anything at all

or

(c) only posting where he has BEEN rather than where he’s GOING!

Well looks like he’s wanting to be a Swire-clone MP (Swire 649th worst constituency MP out of 650 according to change.com!).

A Christmas Pantomime for 2019

From a correspondent (thank you!)

“Once upon a time in a land far, far away from the Palace of Westminster, there lived a woman of courage who was famous for her noble qualities and outstanding achievements.

She lived in the Shire of East Devon and worked tirelessly trying to improve the lives of the local inhabitants. She was admired by the folk of the Shire, who thought that she was the ‘Wright’ sort of person to fully understand their fears, hopes and dreams, having lived alongside them in their community for many years.

The townsfolk and villagers had long been ruled by local, affluent land-owning Barons, who had failed to consider their less prosperous neighbours’ viewpoints and beliefs. However, as the Barons continued to amass great wealth, many people in the Shire became poorer, some even having to resort to begging on the streets or visiting food banks to ensure their families were fed!

The wealthy Barons also encouraged voracious Development Dragons to roam the land, devouring the Shire’s green fields, ravaging the countryside and exhaling clouds of pollutants into the environment. However, the Dragons were tolerated by the Barons because these giant monsters agreed to leave sizeable pots of gold to the Barons in compensation for the destruction that had been caused by their huge appetites and consequently the pots of gold allowed the Barons to grow even richer and fatter!

The Palace of Westminster feared all challenges from the Shires and so the Sheriff sent forth a ‘last minute’ Champion on the very long, arduous journey from Westminster to East Devon to do battle to ‘Juppardise’ any chances of independence for the Shire.

It was proposed that a Jousting Tournament should take place on Thursday 12th December 2019 from dawn to dusk, with the overall winner gaining control of the Shire. The Palace was able to supply big-budget lances for the Joust and such an arsenal may prove difficult to overcome and the odds seem stacked against the diminutive figure of the Shire’s heroine.

However Goliaths can be toppled and she has always been able to rely on support from numerous Magical Otters with phenomenal powers beyond belief and they all intend standing shoulder to shoulder with her in this special battle. As the time for the Jousting Tournament approaches there are very large numbers of Shire folk preparing to make the journey to support her in their droves.

Will there be ‘A Happily Ever After’ ending to this Fairytale?

That part of the Story is yet to be written. …”

Where Jupp goes Johnson follows as he refuses to attend his own constituency’s hustings!

A VOTE FOR ANYONE OTHER THAN CLAIRE WRIGHT IS A VOTE FOR JUPP AND JOHNSON.

Jupp (East Devon, Tory) preferred to go late night shopping rather than attend Sidmouth hustings. Johnson preferred to shop at Dart’s Farm rather than attend the Channel 4 climate change debate. Now Johnson has also refused to attend his own hustings.

Japp and Johnson – total non-believers in the democratic process.

“Organisers had initially rearranged to accommodate the Conservative candidate after the event clashed with Mr Johnson’s debate with Jeremy Corbyn on the BBC, but the PM declined nonetheless.

Labour candidate Ali Milani, who did attend the debate, wrote on Facebook afterwards: “Local hustings are a pillar of local democracy. Every local resident should have the right to ask all their candidates questions and hear their views. …”

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/general-election-boris-johnson-hustings-uxbridge-south-ruislip-labour-ali-milani-a9235811.html?