Thursday, 18 December 2014


At long last the dream has come true, the Bevendean Pub is open.

Closed in 2010 due to continuing complaints from the neighbours of antisocial behaviour, the immediate Moulsecoomb area, and its surrounds areas of Bevendean, with a population of 18,000 were left without a community boozer to have a drink and socialise.

Warren Carter
All that changed when a hero called Warren Carter said, “Hey we need a boozer; lets get together and reopen the Bevy.”

Warren Carter, other than the father of my daughter’s oldest and dearest friend, is a community hero, of whom I cannot speak more highly off.

Tipped for a MBE for services to the community, Warren Carter is well known in the area for running the Moulsecoomb Forest Garden project which takes unruly children out of the classroom, and puts them to go use at the community allotment.

Taken from the website.

“Our project isn’t just about gardening but plays an important part of the social glue that binds communities together, with all types of people, young and old, pupils having problems at school, people with learning difficulties working together in a safe and pleasant environment.”

With the Twitter hash tag of Brighton Rebel, Warren appreciates more than anyone the joys of walking a few hundred yards to a boozer, rather than running for a bus and travelling into the centre of Brighton for a pint.

It was with this in mind that Warren put out the call to his local community to reopen the Bevy Pub.

The Bevy Committee

Made up of local people, the challenge was set. The Bevy needs £200,000 to open.

More than 700 people bought "community shares" in The Bevy, making it the most successful community run project in the country.

As Warren said at the time:

"It's fantastic that all the political parties in Brighton have bought shares and support our ambitious plans. We hope to be the first co-op pub on a housing estate in the UK bucking the trend of pub closures and giving the people of Moulsecoomb and Bevendean somewhere to meet. But to do this we need as many people as possible to buy shares and own their pub."

That was back in 2010 and its now 2014 and the Bevy is at last open.

With a new manager and a team in place, the dream of more than a pub, but a community hub, has now been turned into reality.

Chris Pobjoy

Demonstrating it’s more than a pub but a community hub, a vulnerable neighbour came running into the Bevy on its opening night (while I was there having a pint,) and in tears reminisced that she used to bring her disabled mother into this pub when she was still alive.

The lady was an emotional wreck. Within moments of walking through the door, a member of the bar staff had come around and gave her a big hug of support and a hot cup of coffee.

The bar-maid told me later, “I've worked as a carer for four years and recognize someone in need within seconds.”

The vulnerable lady called Margaret told me, “I’m all alone and since my mum died, I've got no one to talk to. I’m so lonely. I saw the news about The Bevy on TV and I had to come.”

And it’s for this reason I am so proud and happy the Bevy is open. Thanks to Warren Carter and all the Bevy Committee, including my partner Karina, the local priest Father John, Michelle, Helen, Gavin, Darren and John to name but a few, we now have a central community hub which the community can go to when in need of company, advice, a pint and a hug.


January 2014 – Work starts on The Bevy Pub.

May 2014 – Take the Bevy Tour.

They even won The Argus Business in the Community award in 2013


Calling all local football teams or potential teams? We have full sponsorship available for the right teams to form a new club.....
The Bevy United ....interested contact Chris on 07773794384

New Year's Eve at the Bevy....numbers will be limited.. tickets available very soon pop in to pick up or leave your details.
A friendly relaxing way to see in the New Year with family and friends.

Join us this Sunday for a Christmas style Sunday roast beef or turkey with all the trimmings £5.95 or £6.95 for beef and turkey. 12-6 last order 5-30..why not book to avoid disappointment 01273-281009

MOOZIK @ the Bevy...we've been approached by several people regarding live music...acoustic sets,open mic , and a guy who wants to run guitar lessons...any further suggestions? quiz nights? — feeling Musical.

Here’s a little extra from Warren Carter, did I mention he’s a football blogger too.

For more pictures of The Bevy check out the Light Touch Photoshelter.


Wednesday, 17 December 2014


As any prospective parliamentary candidate you have to have a working knowledge of every aspect of life. Railways included.

With millions of people commuting everyday to work, the railways of Great Britain is a subject for every politician regardless of his or her political persuasion.


With the nation’s privatised railway system creaking at the edges and slowly decaying, the question being asked of every politician is, “What are you going to do about it?”

According to Jack Swain, an expert on Sussex railways, the solutions are all too obvious.

  • Trains should definitely be longer! 3 and 4 car Coastway trains are not good enough.
  • They should retain the current Gatwick express 442s for Coastway workings and diversions via Littlehampton and Brighton.
  • Or build new 6 car trains for the Coastway and they can couple up to 12 car on London services.


Sourced from

“BML2 is a proposal to create a second Brighton Main Line to London. However, it's actually a lot more than relieving pressure on one of the country's most overcrowded rail routes for the benefit of Brighton commuters travelling into London or restoring a rail link between Uckfield and Lewes.”

Backing BML2 “100%,” Jack Swain knows more than anyone that changes need to be made now to Sussex trains, to alleviate the misery now, which commuters are having to endure now.

“Having been on quite a few peak and off peak hour trains and I would say there is much needed to improve the whole Brighton railway system.”

The BML2 Project can be broken down into three phases:-


  1. Restoration of rail link between Uckfield and Lewes, providing a direct route from Eastbourne to London via Uckfield, releasing train paths and increasing capacity on the Brighton Main Line
  2. Building of new rail link between Uckfield and Brighton via Falmer – home of Brighton and Hove Albion's Amex stadium and Brighton and Sussex universities, making them accessible from the northern parts of East Sussex and South London


  1. Re-instatement of Tunbridge Wells West and linking in to the core BML2 route, relieving pressure on the Tonbridge Main Line into London (also one of the most overcrowded rail routes in the country) and making Brighton and Eastbourne accessible


  • Re-opening Selsdon to Elmers End to rail travel to avoid the East Croydon bottleneck and provide direct link from Kent and Sussex to Canary Wharf and East London, relieving pressure on the London Underground
  • Creation of Croydon Gateway station – a possible amalgamation of Purley Oaks, Sanderstead and South Croydon, providing an interchange between BML and BML2 and relieving pressure on East Croydon – the country's second busiest rail interchange
  • Linking into Thameslink 2 between Stratford and Lewisham, providing a rail link between Gatwick and Stansted airports (“StanWick”) and opening up a rail corridor between East Anglia and Sussex, Surrey and Kent, relieving more pressure on the London Underground and improving links between these counties.

As Jack Swain explains further, “I think the new class 700 trains won’t transform travel it will just mean more people standing. It will be perfect for metro services in London but not for the Brighton main line services.”

Back to Jack, “I think these futuristic trains should replace the current Brighton mainline trains as 8 and 12 car and 6 car units for the coastway.”

Aged 17, Jack Swain isn’t a political person as such, but he does know the trains need to completely changed and he knows a bad decision when he sees one

“No plans to increase capacity on trains on the Coastways and match days!”

Criticising Southern Rail’s plan to run a train every 3 minutes on the Brighton mainline as “over-use,” Jack predicts engineering work will become more often and more frequent and if a train fails then the whole Brighton mainline will be messed up.

To sum up in simply terms, Jack’s 3 point plan:

  • BML2 Project.
  • Brighton station tracks remodelled and platforms extended for 14 car trains at the busiest time.
  • More stations should get a face lift of modernisation, an example is Hassocks.

As Jack says, “If I had my way I would replace a large area of the Brighton mainline and completely renew it because the journeys aren’t as smooth as they used to be and 12 car trains off peak and 14 car trains peak and Sundays if there is a diversions which is 1 train per hour. I would retain that but instead of 8 car it will be 14 car.”


Email Yvonne Leslie the East Coastway manager at Southern Railways.

“Every complaint for extra capacity on diversions to mainline east the more likely some action will be done.”

Maybe we can all send an email similar to the one Jack sent to increase the chance of longer trains on diversions on mainline east via Brighton (Or London Victoria via Brighton)


Hi Yvonne

Ref: Carriage numbers.

Considering the misery commuters must endure on Southern Railway trains everyday, may I put forward the following points:

• I strongly suggest that for future Mainline East Diverts you put a mixture of 10 car 442s and 12 car 377s because they will provide more capacity and the class 442s are built for long distance and used on the Eastbourne-London Bridge.

• I can’t see why some class 442s can be used of the diversions as well as 12 car 377s because the 442s have very comfortable seats and the 12 car 377s provide a lot of capacity.

• The very least you can do is on the 14th of December when the next diverted Mainline East via Brighton happens you put a mixture of 12 car 377s and 10 car 442s.

• I strongly recommend that for future mainline east diverts via Brighton they should be a mix of 12 car 377s and 10 car 442s

Please consider this email to be both a complaint of your service and a solution to what you can do to make your service better for the hardworking commuters who use it.

• It will benefit a lot of people from Eastbourne and Brighton because most people prefer to get a fast train from Brighton to London Victoria and when the Mainline East is diverted via Brighton is goes very extremely busy and with only hourly 8 car 377s it get crowded very easily.

Many thanks for your time and I look forward to your reply,

Matt Taylor
Election campaign manager for Joe Neilson, Independent Parliamentary Candidate for Brighton Kemptown 2015.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Dear Dave Day, (The Golden Lion Group)

Hello Sir, we have a met a few times and once you were kind enough to buy the whole table drinks because we were at the Cricketers to celebrate a friend’s birthday.

Mr Day, I writing to you today for a political donation.

As the campaign manager for Joe Neilson, I can’t think of anyone more generous than you.

Joe Neilson is an OAP who’s raging against the system and in the UK’s only independent disabled candidate standing in the Brighton Kemptown 2015 general election.

Unlike Simon Kirby, Nancy Platts and Davy Jones who have support and funding given to them by their political party backers, Joe Neilson has no backing.

With your donation we can print leaflets, posters and stickers to spread our message.

Joe is bringing back honestly and integrity to politics and I’m supporting him all the way.

Find out more at

Anything helps Mr Day and I wouldn’t ask if I knew you wouldn’t miss it.

As an independent candidate Joe will serve the people of Brighton and not the party whip.


I work pro-bono helping victims of child-abuse and police corruption. (As of yet, I’ve not earned a penny!) Yes, it’s a heavy subject but someone has got to help them.

I’ve worked tirelessly since 2012 as the Shadow Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, holding Sussex Police and Katy Bourne to account.

I am doing everything I can to make the future better for all our kids and especially Brighton & Hove.

I don’t get paid for any of this and only do so because I believe passionately about helping people less fortunate than myself.

Find out more at

I’m asking for a political donation from you because I believe you are the type of man who helps people less fortunate than him too.

With your donation, we can give out the signal that we can compete with the big boys on their own terms.

This election is going to be won by leaflets being pushed through doors.

As a disabled independent candidate, Joe Neilson is getting financial help from the Elected to Office Fund, which pays for a support worker to help him with his election.

We have a campaign office on the South Coast Road in Peacehaven which you are welcome to pay a visit. Your donation will allow us to buy the things not covered by the Elected to Office Fund.

Every other political party has big hitting financial backers and we need you to be our big hitting financial backer.

Feel free to call me on 07873693745.
Joe Neilson’s number is 07594151731

Thank you for reading Mr Day and hope you will see we are worth making a political donation too.

I wouldn’t have asked you Sir, if it wasn’t a matter of life and death.

Yours Sincerely,
Matt Taylor
Election Campaign Manager to Joe Neilson, the UK’s only independent disabled candidate standing in the 2015 general election.

Dave Day was kind enough to reply within 24 hours.

Good morning Matt,
Thank you for your recent email regarding sponsoring your colleague Joe Neilson in his bid to stand as an independent candidate in Kemp Town in the forthcoming elections.

As you are probably aware I actually live in Hove so would have no influence in the election campaign that will be conducted in Kemp Town, but I do feel I should let you know that I am a good friend of Simon Kirby and would therefore not wish to do anything that may harm his potential to be re-elected.

I wish you well for your fundraising, but unfortunately I am unable to help.

Kind regards
Dave Day 

This is my response.

Hi Mr Day,

A million thanks for replying so soon, you really are a wonderful wonderful man.

While I’m bitterly disappointed you won’t contribute to our election campaign and that you want Simon Kirby to be re-elected, I accept your decision, though may not necessarily respect it.

Sorry for being so blunt!

Before I leave you in peace, may I make you aware of Simon Kirby’s hand in the cover-up of the Katrina Taylor murder and the lack of care he’s shown to Joe Neilson?

I was concerned Joe Neilson was about to be attacked for making a stand against corruption in Sussex Police.

I wrote a handwritten letter to Katy Bourne, the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner and Simon Kirby voicing my concerns.

“I believe Mr. Neilson is in extreme physical danger from Sussex police and contractors working in partnership with Sussex police. If for any reason Sussex police arrest or grab Mr. David Joe Neilson, I believe he would die in their custody.”

While Katy Bourne ignored me, Simon did reply saying that while he is busy helping his 90,000 constituents, he has done all he can for Joe Neilson and cannot do anymore.

“I have 90,000 constituents to deal with and I’ve tried my best with this one and won’t do no more!”

Consequently, Joe Neilson was attacked to an inch of his life and left for dead.

I kid you not Mr Day, Simon Kirby doesn’t care for the vulnerable hard-working people, he claims to represent.

While I respect you have a friendship with him; I feel obliged to tell you what I know about him.

You may not agree with my methods, but I have demonstrated Simon Kirby to be a coward and with no back-bone, who is happy to turn a blind eye to corruption and evil in his constituency.

Take for example this article I’ve written about him calling him EVIL.

If anyone wrote an article like that about me, I’d be on the phone demanding he takes it off.

I sincerely hope you reconsider…

Thank you for your time Mr Day and I shall not take up any more of it. I just wanted you to know that while you are indeed friends with Simon Kirby, you are most definitely backing the wrong horse.

Simon Kirby hasn’t got a chance in hell of regaining Brighton Kemptown, and any support you may or may not give him, is support down the drain.

Best wishes,
Matt Taylor

Thursday, 30 October 2014


Matt Taylor the independent candidate for Brighton Kemptown in 2015 and former Royal Military Policeman, has welcomed the call for a Sussex based memorial to remember Sussex based soldiers killed serving in Afghanistan.

As 13 years of British occupation of Afghanistan comes to an end, ten young men from Sussex were among the 453 British soldiers and civilian contractors killed in the line of duty.

Joining calls from the families of the fallen, Matt Taylor adds his voice for a permanent memorial to be erected in Sussex as a focal point to remember our fallen heroes now that the war is over.

Matt Taylor said from his election office in Peacehaven, “Our fallen heroes and heroines must never be forgotten. They made the ultimate sacrifice to maintain our liberty and it’s only right and proper that Sussex honours their sacrifice by remembering them with a permanent memorial in Sussex.”


  • PARA: Corporal Oliver Dicketts, 27 of Wadhurst
  • MARINE: Scott Summers, 23 of Crawley
  • PRIVATE: Daniel Gamble, 22 of Uckfield
  • PRIVATE: John Brackpool, 27 of Crawley
  • GUARDSMAN: Jamie Janes, 20 of Brighton
  • PRIVATE: Daniel Prior, 27 of Peacehaven
  • GUARDSMAN: Michael Roland, 22 of Worthing
  • LANCE CORPORAL: James Brynin, 22 of Shoreham
  • LANCE CORPORAL: Michael Pritchard, 22, of Eastbourne
  • CORPORAL: Sean Reeve, 28, of Brighton

In a week in which the government is accused of breaking the ‘Covenant’ with the armed forces, Matt Taylor is well aware of dangers soldiers are put under in times of war.

For more information about Matt Taylor’s campaign to be Brighton Kemptown’s MP, please check out his election campaign website

Friday, 10 October 2014


We have a Manager!
How exciting is that! Welcome aboard Chris Pobjoy
Chris joins us from The Romans in Southwick, where he was landlord for 10 years. Chris turned the Romans into a proper community and family-focused venue, raising money for charity and being voted ‘Business in the Community Winner’ at The Argus Awards 2012, and finalist in the Adur District Community Business awards 2013.
Not another bloody workday
Sorry to keep nagging, but the more help we get, the quicker we open.
Jobs this Saturday include painting, weeding, sanding and helping make the tea, - and that warm glow you get for helping out your community.
Chris will be there, with a paint brush, so come and say hello anytime between 11am and 4pm
Anyone got a strimmer and would like to give it a run-out on Saturday?
For those of you waiting for some SEIS tax relief. The paperwork has arrived and we will be sending it to those of you who said they want to claim over the next few weeks.
Where's my share certificate?
Apologies if you haven't received yours yet. We hope you understand that we have been concentrating on flinging the pub doors open. Anyone who just can't get enough of data entry, please get in touch! ;-) 


Dear Matt,

The gagging law - that horrible law that we fought together to stop - is now in force. [1] I wanted to give you an update about how we're coping with it. 
Even though 38 Degrees is independent of all political parties, we face restrictions on our campaigning between now and the election next May. Inside the office, staff now have to fill in forms and get things checked by lawyers before sending out a campaign email. [2]

There’s no doubt about it, the gagging law is an attack on everyone's right to campaign together. But I’m approaching the next few months with hope not fear.

38 Degrees members were crystal clear on how to respond to the gagging law - there was no way we wanted to stop campaigning about the issues we care about. Campaigns like protecting our NHS, cracking down on tax dodging or stopping TTIP must continue. [3]

But, you may have noticed that 38 Degrees has been changing the way it does some things. The aim is to increase the impact of campaigns for a fairer, more democratic UK, without getting trapped by the new law. Here’s a little bit more detail:

The gagging law restricts money spent by the office - not time spent locally by members. So we’re putting more power in 38 Degrees members' hands. That means:
  • Helping 38 Degrees members get together face to face in their local communities. Sometimes this is for a drink or chat with like-minded people. Sometimes this is to campaign on a local issue, or a national issue like the NHS.

  • Local 38 Degrees groups are now springing up in towns like Bristol and Glasgow.Imagine what we can do together when there are hundreds more across the country.

  • Helping 38 Degrees members start their own petitions and run their own campaigns. We've expanded the "Campaigns By You" area of the website, and more 38 Degrees members are running brilliant campaigns like saving local libraries and hospitals. [4]

  • We are running more campaigns which won’t be caught by the gagging law - for example because they are targeting corporations, quangos, councillors or MEPs rather than Westminster politicians.

  • Our campaign to get Matalan to pay the compensation to the Rana Plaza factory workers was an example of this. Targeting members of the European Parliament about TTIP is another. [5]

  • We are continuing to make every penny we spend go as far as possible. The tight spending restrictions for many tactics make it even more important that each campaign gives us the most bang for our buck.
So that’s the plan as it stands. I think it's good news, because most of the things we are doing to cope with the gagging law will also make us better at winning campaigns.

One final thing. These plans have been hugely helped by the 8,000 members of 38 Degrees who make a monthly donation. It's just so much easier to make ambitious plans like expanding 38 Degrees local groups if I know how much money is coming in.

So, if you were willing to consider chipping in a couple of pounds each week, I'd be hugely grateful - and I can promise you it will make a huge difference. You can set up a secure direct debit by clicking here:

Thank you for being part of 38 Degrees. There’s no way we’ll let the gagging law stop us - there are just too many important people-powered campaigns to run.

Thanks for everything you do,

David Babbs
Executive Director, 38 Degrees

PS: A few 38 Degrees members have been asking, who is responsible if 38 Degrees gets ‘caught’ breaking the gagging law. That would be me, as Executive Director! There's no risk to individual 38 Degrees members. The lawyers should keep us the right side of the law. But to be honest, I’d happily defend our campaigns in court if it means we can keep people power powerful.

PPS: I'd be interested to hear your thoughts about all this. I've posted a version of this email on our website - please leave comments there so that I can read them and other 38 Degrees members can join in the conversation too:

[1] 38 Degrees website: The Gagging law: what we did together:
[2] 38 Degrees website: More information on the gagging law:
Scriptonite Daily Blog: The Government Just Passed a ‘Gagging Law’ to Outlaw Critics Ahead of 2015 Elections:
[3] 38 Degrees website: results of the poll:
[4] You can start your own campaign on Campaigns by You now:
[5] 38 Degrees website: more information on the Matalan campaign:

Friday, 3 October 2014

Four questions by Daniel O'Mahony, Brighton based Freelance Journalist.

Why should the people of Kemptown vote for you?

As an independent candidate I’m best placed to serve Brighton above and beyond the Conservatives, Labour and Lib-Dem’s because I won't be subservient to the party whip. On such serious issues as going to war, infringements of human rights and fracking, I’ll be able to freely vote based on my principles and convictions, unlike Simon Kirby who as Under Secretary to Jeremy Hunt isn't allowed to vote against Party policy and Nancy Pratts who will do anything Ed Miliband tells her to do.

Born and breed in Brighton, living-first in Hove then Portslade and now Moulsecoomb, I am the perfect voice of the common people. I’m the only candidate who has been raised in poverty, living in Brighton’s council estates and brought up in a single parent family. Now i’m representing the city I love. I work in Brighton, send my kids to school in Brighton and consider Brighton to be the best place in the UK to live.

People should vote for me above everyone else because I am best suited to deliver in Parliament what Brighton wants and needs by the sea.

Do you think your more controversial policy ideas are what the people of Brighton actually want? 

Yes. Brighton has demonstrated with the election of Caroline Lucas as the countries first Green MP that Brigton is at the fore-front of controversial ideas. Brighton is the city where anything and everything happens.

If I’m to win as an Independent MP anywhere in the UK, it would be in Brighton & Kemptown. Simon Kirby won by a 3.8% majority. That's one of the slimmest margins in the UK and considering the Tories are the most hated government in a generation, Brighton & Kemptown is wide open for a controversial political up-set in 2015.

The only reason my ideas are controversial are because there has been such little conversation and debate about their pros, merits and cons. Once people start exploring these controversial ideas, they’ll agree that these are the ideas Brighton needs to succeed in the future.

If an Independent MP is going to be elected anywhere in the UK, it’ll be in Brighton & Kemptown.  

Why do you think Brighton should secede from the UK?

For a better way of life.

If it’s good enough for Scotland, then it’s good enough for Brighton

The disturbing truth of the situation is that the British Establishment has been infiltrated by paedophiles, swindlers, fraudsters and thieves. The evidence suggests that Westminister is a den of thieves whose crimes will see them all in jail for the next thousand years.

Whether you want to believe it or not, Queen Elizabeth II is a convicted criminal in the eyes of the International Common Law Court of Justice in Brussels, for crimes against humanity.

She has brought the British Monarchy and country into disrespect with the constant rumours of her families involvement in her daughter-in-law’s fatal car crash, and her continuing patronage of convicted paedophiles such as Jimmy Saville, Rolf Harris and her private butler, to name but a few.

If the people are serious about having a better way of life, there is no other politican to vote for than me.

I offer a better way of life including:

  • A new £1Trillion economy and sovereign currency.
  • Bulk free energy from Moai Tidal Electric.
  • Sustainable living with Earthships.
  • A cure for cancer with Rick Simpson Oil.
  • Less Crime with citizens on patrol.
  • A better future for all.

If you had the deciding vote in a hung parliament next May, what major party would you go with?

None of the above. I would steer towards making a coalition with other independents, Green, SNP and Northern Ireland MP’s, while encouraging other MP’s to go independent, if more are needed.

The major parties have had their century to get things right and they’ve failed. Not only have they failed they’ve revealed themselves to be the very thieves who have been destroying our country with their greed.

Remember that all the leaders of the mayor political parties are multi-millionaires.

How on earth do public servants become multi-millionaires?

All three political parties signed up to the notion of austerity, when 5 years on the notion of austerity has proven to be a scam with the facts that the national debt has gone up, that there has been more public sector management added, more war and more bonuses to the fraudster bankers.

All three mayor political parties have taken us all for a ride. But now we know and the tables are turning.


THE PETITION TEXT:To IPSA - the MP watchdog,

Please don’t hide the names of MPs whose expenses are being looked at. MPs work for us, so what they spend our money on shouldn’t be kept secret.
It’s crucial that MPs' expenses are kept public. It’s a matter of public interest and should be kept in the public domain.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014


Taking the lead from Scotland and the recent referendum vote to go independent, I’m the only politician in Brighton calling for an independent Brighton & Hove.

If Scotland can go it alone, then why not Brighton and Hove?


Plagued by street drinkers and heroin addicts (its worthy to note my sister and nieces are street drinkers and heroin addicts, so my heart is keen to do all we can for members of society who fall through the safety net,) Brighton must indeed address the anti-social behaviour of street drinkers and heroin addicts plaguing our streets, to ensure all residents of Brighton live in safety, free from intimidation and harassment.
In light of this I call for by-laws to curb the selling of alcoholic drinks to anyone deemed to go on and indulge in anti-social behaviour.
Having spoken extensively with my sister on this issue, we are in full agreement that only by denying the fuel to ignite anti-social behaviour, will anti-social behaviour be controlled and extinguished.


Regardless of Katy Bourne’s insistence that Sussex is Safer, the horrible truth reveals Sussex has never been more dangerous.
You simply need to check out the news stories on the Sussex Police website to learn of the many muggings, rapes, stabbing, assaults and murders which happened day on day on day in Sussex.
Published during the Police and Crime Commissioner elections of 2012, I maintain the concept of Citizen’s on Patrol to be the perfect solution to tackle the crime and anti-social behaviour epidemic throughout Sussex and Brighton and Hove in particular.


  • Citizen on Patrol Units (C.O.P) based on US/Canadian models.
  • Made up of volunteers from the community, they will have the full support of Sussex Police but without the powers of arrest.
  • I will aim to create 70 units across Sussex, amounting to about 1800 volunteers, devoting 135,000 hours per year.
  • These police volunteers will be brought together from all walks of life, ages and backgrounds. Each patrol will be identified by a simple uniform, made up of patrols of two. Training and equipment will be provided by Sussex police and the £30 criminal record search will be waived for all C.O.P volunteers.
  • Each volunteer will devote shifts of 2-3 hours once a week. They will be community minded, nice people, positive role models, keeping their families and neighbourhoods safe.
  • As a Police Chief from America told me, ’That’s a great deal of ”eyes and ears” time that can assist the police to solve problems, as well as freeing their time to work on more serious issues.’


Following the examples of Brighton Cannabis Club and CLEAR, I support the complete and comprehensive legalisation of cannabis for medical and recreational use.
The claim that Rick Simpson Oil cures cancer is life-changing! And must be explored, proved one way or the other. Is cannabis the wonder drugs we’ve been waiting for?


Following the example of Lewes in issuing their own Lewes Pound, Brighton and Hove will be free to issue their own currency as an independent state.
Either issuing our currency on the debt which Westminster has fraudulently occurred or issuing currency on the strength of Brighton’s population, the idea of having to go to the Bank for money is becoming a thing of the past.
A shining example is SterlingCoin, a cryptocurrency launched in Brighton as an answer to Bitcoin.

Bankers have proven themselves to be fraudsters of the highest order. Take for example only three scandals of hundreds more in London, American and Asia.

  • HSBC Mexican Drug Cartel money laundering
  • The Libor rate scandal
  • PPI mis-selling scandal.


With a lot more elderly living on their own, isolated with no family and friends as support, its more important than ever that the community comes together to bring all Brighton's elderly under their umbrella.
The elderly must not worry about heating bills, TV licences and bus fares.
We must do all we can to improve the lives of the elderly by reducing the burden they contribute to society and actively encourage the community to reach out to every OAP in the city to offer them the friendship, company and respect they need to make them feel they are loved and needed as much as any other section of society.


Forget about wind-turbines and fracking, I’m the only politician in Brighton who offers tidal energy as the solution to all our energy needs.
In exclusive negotiations with Moai Tidal Electric, I am perfectly posed to revolutionise energy supply in Sussex and the nation at large.
Able to create 300-500 megawatts of electricity from 50 square meters of sea volume, tidal turbines are able to produce bulk free energy 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Fracking across the South Downs will be void and redundant, as will any planned installations of wind turbines of the Sussex coast.
Moai Tidal Electric is ecological safe to the environment and is hidden from view, tethered to the sea bed invisible beneath the surface. Able to produce bulk free renewable electricity, Moai Tidal Electric is the answer to all our energy needs.


Increase the number of Nurses, Doctors and Dentists across Sussex and Brighton.
Reduce the number of non-medical administrators and managers, to ensure more doctors are on call and available to reach the sick, rather than the sick reach them. Provide an NHS Dentist within 30 minutes of every household. Provide free parking for hospital visitors and staff.
In parliament I will be pushing through the legislation that allows the NHS to use other treatments, than the treatments they use now.
Rick Simpon Oil is claimed to cure cancer and a variety of other life depilating conditions. Other treatments outside the control of pharmaceutical companies must be explored and used more actively.
Investment into the causes of disease will be more beneficial in the long run, against investment spent combating the symptoms of the disease.

An Earthship near Stamner Park in Brighton

With a short fall of 11,000 houses in Brighton and Hove, I'll introduce legislation that will encourage and simplify the planning applications of Michael Reynolds’s inspired ‘Earthship Houses.’
Built using recycled materials such as dirt hammered into tyres, glass bottles and beer cans, Earthships can be built to catch their entire water system on their roof, power all their electric utilities by solar power and maintain heating by using the thermal mass of the dirt filled tyres to hold the heat in Summer and release it in the Winter.
With a revolutionary idea of recycling the water supply, Earthships allow you to drink cook and bathe in fresh water, for that water to feed the in-house plants and vegetable crops, to then be used for a third time to flush the toilet, which is used a fourth time to filter through natural reeds outside of the Earthship to water the garden.

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The subject of immigration is a controversial one. Everyone has either met or has had dealings with an immigrant. For a quick fired response to the problem of immigration, I say- Immigration, what problem?
I don’t believe we have a problem with immigration because there are just as many people leaving our country as there are arriving.

I expect if every immigrate stopped work tomorrow, Britain will be broken by 6 in the morning.
Our politicians are apportioning the blame onto the immigrants flowing into our country. They are brainwashing the British people to blame immigration for our problems, shifting the blame away from themselves to someone else.
The only reason we have a problem with immigration is because the politicians haven’t invested, as they should have, in the infrastructure of our nation, the health care of our nation and the housing of our nation.
I stand for love, friendship and trust. I won’t begrudge desperate souls coming to Brighton for a better way of life.
I stand for unity and a world without borders, a world and society in which we work together for a common goal regardless of one’s nationality and birthplace.
Of-course there is a problem with foreign peoples coming to our city and receiving preferential treatment over and above Brighton residents. This is unfair, of-course it is. Why should a family born and breed in Brighton, who have been waiting for a council house for many years, be put back down the list in favour of a family fleeing for their lives from their native country in Rwanda? But we mustn’t blame the immigrant for this; we must blame the politicians for creating this situation.
It’s an admission our politicians would never dare admit, but it must be acknowledged.
One thing I don’t like about immigrants is the word ‘immigrants,’ and the same for ‘asylum seekers’ too.
Two words used by our politicians and media to de-humanise people. Because that is what they ultimately are, people. People like you and I, who love our family and friends. Who strive for a better and safer life for their children and who work hard for the life they want.
Replacing the word ‘people’ with ‘immigrants’ and ‘asylum seekers’, takes away their humanity. This is something we must acknowledge; immigrants and asylum seekers are the same as you and I, people.
In another world and in another time we have all immigrated, seeking new lands and new futures. Let’s not begrudge the people of the 21st century for doing the same. 


Inward investment into Brighton and Hove has been massive over the last few years.

I want to see more inward investment and am the only politician in Brighton calling for a new train station for Moulsecoomb to ensure no ghettoization of Brighton occurs.
The ever increasing bus fares enforced upon Brighton commuters, shows there is a limit to their spending power and the threshold has been reached where certain members of social, (more often than not the elderly,) are forced to stay at home because they cannot afford to travel outside their immediate area.


Having been reduced to a Service Economy by successive Labour and Conservative governments, Brighton and Hove must welcome the nation’s leading entrepreneurs to set up in new industries in Brighton and Hove.
Leading the way is Bill Smith of Latest TV Brighton who is creating a TV industry in Brighton as we speak.
Brighton must be more than a ‘Service Industry,’ we must create things using Brighton’s resources and we must makes physical things which Brighton can export to the world.

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To think Brighton hasn’t a striving prostitution industry means you routinely stick your head in the sand and pay no attention to the city around you.
Brighton has a striving prostitution industry and their busiest time is the party political conference season.
Our cities prostitutes deserve our protection, understanding and respect. They are providing a valuable service that meets the city’s demand for sex. (The Royal Economic Society says that £770m is spent on prostitution every year in Great Britain.)
The revenue received from the taxation of the sex industry will be a welcomed addition to Brighton's cash register. It’s acknowledged as the second oldest industry in the world and should be treated as such.
• Prostitution will be renamed as the Sex Industry.
• Protect sex workers from the deregulated practices and abuse of ‘pimps’.
• Prostitution will be an economic benefit to the city.
As it stands prostitution is illegal and unregulated in this city. As a consequence under-aged girls are forced into prostitution, prostitutes are killed by serial killers and girls from abroad are forced into a life of sexual slavery. This is unacceptable. By adopting my proposals, prostitutes will be able to work without fear, safe in the knowledge that they are protected by the city they serve. 


I want to see a back to basics approach in our schools. I say no to biometrics and no to any form of data collection of our children’s habits. Teachers are being bogged down with too much paperwork and find they are unable to devote the adequate time to teach the child, as they are meant to do. Brighton schools must be free of unnecessary interference from Whitehall and should be left in the hands of their Headmasters and teachers to run the school as they see fit, rather than what a conservative ideology sees fit. 


While I welcome the introduction of the 20mph speed limits throughout central Brighton, I have serious reservations for giving a whole lane leading along Lewes Road to a private bus company.
It’s a fact that Sussex Police will not enforce the 20 mph speed limit. In light of this the 20 mph limit should be regarded as a guide-line only which allows responsible drivers to drive slowly when there is a requirement to do so.
Brighton’s reputation suffers greatly from the limited entry and exit roads leading into and out of the city.
A more imaginative approach should be made that ensures a steady flow of traffic, reducing gridlock and road-rage.
We need a more intelligent red light system which reads the traffic flow and reduces the need to stop at empty junctions.
Harmony between biker and driver must also be addressed, allowing bikers certain privileges to jump red lights when it is safe to do so.


Brought up in a one parent family, I grew up fantasying Judge Dredd was my dad. All my role models were vigilantes. Superman, Batman, Iron-man, Spiderman. Ordinary people from all walks of life giving up their spare time to fight crime.
Having watched the vigilante 'Paedophile Catcher' Stinson Hunter on Channel 4, its clear that vigilantes work.
Complimenting the Citizen’s on Patrol program of the community policing their own communities, the vigilante work of people like Stinson Hunter who lures paedophiles into the open and justice, must be encouraged, rewarded and utilized.

Vigilantism works and can be the vital resource the police need to reduce crime levels and make Sussex safer for all of us and not just for Katy Bourne and her Nazis Tory friends.


As an ex Royal Military Policeman I joined Her Majesty’s forces prepared to kill and be killed in defence of our illustrious Queen. Since then I have changed my mind. As a Brighton MP I wouldn’t have voted for war with Iraq based on the conspiracy theory that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction able to hit us with only 45 minutes warning.
I wouldn’t have voted for war with Syria after the alleged chemical warfare attacks on civilians, falsely blamed on the Assad regime.
I wouldn’t have voted for air-strikes against the Islamic State, because the Islamic State isn’t the threat which David Cameron makes out it is.


I welcome the voting age be reduced to 16 years old. Whatever age society demands a contribution for its up-keep, is the age the person making the contribution must be allowed a say in how his or her contribution is used.
It is absolutely right and proper that 16 year olds should vote. It is also absolutely right that boys and girls of a younger age should be allowed a voice in Brighton politics too.
Everyone in society has a contribution to make, be them 5 years old, 10 years old or a 100 years old.

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