Saturday, June 30, 2018

So farewell then Kettering Conservative Club

In Kettering last Saturday I noticed that the town's Conservative Club was up for sale and likely to be converted into "luxury apartments".

Unfortunately, I suspect this has more to do with the general decline of licensed premises than it has with the decline of the Conservative Party.

If I remember correctly, the shop next door used to sell secondhand goods and always had a good selection of books. I once picked up a Malcolm Saville there.

The Dukes of Buccleuch own Boughton House near Kettering.

The current holder of the title was recently deployed as a scary rich person in an article on Liberal Democrat Voice to show that we should not require mobile phone networks to provide a good level of service across the whole country.

We should require them to do so, just as Mr Gladstone made the railway companies serve the whole of society.

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