Greater Brighton City Deal signed, promising £170m boost for local digital businesses

Jason Kitcat says the Greater Brighton City Deal will boost businesses

Jason Kitcat says the Greater Brighton City Deal will boost businesses

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UPDATE: Prime Minister David Cameron has given his backing to the Greater Brighton City Deal, which could see £170 million of investment into Sussex and the creation of 8,500 jobs, with a special boost for the digital sector.

The deal could benefit 600,000 people across Brighton and Hove, Lewes, Mid Sussex, Adur and Worthing.

A council spokeswoman said this would turn the area into "one of the highest performing urban economies in the UK operating on an international stage."

Other plans as part of the deal include:

  • A regional programme of business support, developed in conjunction with companies in the area to help them access networks, advice and other support
  • A new Central Research Laboratory at Preston Barracks to support start-up businesses linked to university research, which will create 740 new jobs
  • A ‘Digital Exchange’ at New England House to provide ultrafast broadband to small businesses at affordable prices
  • The expansion of the successful ‘Fusebox’ scheme, a start-up space for small creative digital companies
  • Clean and environmental technology centres at Newhaven and Shoreham, as well as flood defence funding for those sites, creating 6700 new jobs in the area.

The deal has been unveiled by the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Minister for Cities Greg Clark, and will be signed at New England House in Brighton today by Mr Clark, council leaders and the local enterprise partnership.

The £170 million of investment consists of £6.7 million from central government, £9.8 million from the local public sector and at least £155 million of private investment.

The deal will give Brighton and Hove the chance to compete with other major tech clusters around the world by creating a digital exchange in the heart of the city, where companies collaborate to use combined buying power to get faster broadband at lower prices, the Deputy Prime Minister's office said.

It will also help flood defence work, regeneration and employment at sites in Shoreham, West Sussex, and Newhaven, East Sussex.

Mr Cameron said: "Today's City Deal is great for Brighton, growing and harnessing the digital and creative skills that the city is rightly renowned for.

"With more power and freedom to run the local economy in the way they see fit, local people will be able to make decisions that directly benefit Brighton's businesses.

"By supporting new and innovative businesses, Brighton's deal will help us secure the nation's recovery and deliver our long term economic plan."

Mr Clark added: "Brighton's tech cluster has grown from very little 10 years ago to having 1,500 businesses today.

"It's already making a huge impact on Brighton's economic performance, and this City Deal will help accelerate its growth by ensuring that it can provide the space and infrastructure for high-value creative-technological businesses to grow. It can help turn Brighton into one of the most prosperous cities in the UK."

Jason Kitcat, Brighton and Hove City Council leader, said the deal was an exciting journey which would allow more power and responsibility within the city region.

The Greater Brighton area is one of 20 cities that was identified in the second wave of City Deals.

A large part of the investment will go to revamping New England House and developing a network of university-backed growth centres to encourage new enterprises.

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9:48am Tue 11 Mar 14

Dealing with idiots says...

Given his own lack of busines success I am frankly surprised that they let this idiot anywhere near this. Last time i saw kitcat he was telling a local business owner how 'broken hearted' he ws over the loss of 20k following politiclly motivated changes to loading times. 5/5/15
Given his own lack of busines success I am frankly surprised that they let this idiot anywhere near this. Last time i saw kitcat he was telling a local business owner how 'broken hearted' he ws over the loss of 20k following politiclly motivated changes to loading times. 5/5/15 Dealing with idiots
  • Score: 6

10:06am Tue 11 Mar 14

ICantThinkOfAName says...

Another quango ?
Another quango ? ICantThinkOfAName
  • Score: 8

12:01pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Nikski says...

Dealing with idiots wrote:
Given his own lack of busines success I am frankly surprised that they let this idiot anywhere near this. Last time i saw kitcat he was telling a local business owner how 'broken hearted' he ws over the loss of 20k following politiclly motivated changes to loading times. 5/5/15
Don't let a success story or positive news get in the way of your miserable little rant eh? Who's the real idiot here 'Dealing with idiots'? Clue: it's not Jason Kitcat!
[quote][p][bold]Dealing with idiots[/bold] wrote: Given his own lack of busines success I am frankly surprised that they let this idiot anywhere near this. Last time i saw kitcat he was telling a local business owner how 'broken hearted' he ws over the loss of 20k following politiclly motivated changes to loading times. 5/5/15[/p][/quote]Don't let a success story or positive news get in the way of your miserable little rant eh? Who's the real idiot here 'Dealing with idiots'? Clue: it's not Jason Kitcat! Nikski
  • Score: -20

12:34pm Tue 11 Mar 14

All 9 of me says...

Nikski wrote:
Dealing with idiots wrote:
Given his own lack of busines success I am frankly surprised that they let this idiot anywhere near this. Last time i saw kitcat he was telling a local business owner how 'broken hearted' he ws over the loss of 20k following politiclly motivated changes to loading times. 5/5/15
Don't let a success story or positive news get in the way of your miserable little rant eh? Who's the real idiot here 'Dealing with idiots'? Clue: it's not Jason Kitcat!
And you imposing your will on him/her makes you somehow better does it ? Tell me what success story the greens can be proud of ? By the time we get this initiative under way the Green Party administration should be a distant memory, and I am not sure if you noticed, but the article also mentions Lewes, Mid Sussex and Worthing, far beyond the grubby mitts of Brighton and Hove City Council. But don't let a much wider demographic stop you latching on to a good glory hunt ....
[quote][p][bold]Nikski[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dealing with idiots[/bold] wrote: Given his own lack of busines success I am frankly surprised that they let this idiot anywhere near this. Last time i saw kitcat he was telling a local business owner how 'broken hearted' he ws over the loss of 20k following politiclly motivated changes to loading times. 5/5/15[/p][/quote]Don't let a success story or positive news get in the way of your miserable little rant eh? Who's the real idiot here 'Dealing with idiots'? Clue: it's not Jason Kitcat![/p][/quote]And you imposing your will on him/her makes you somehow better does it ? Tell me what success story the greens can be proud of ? By the time we get this initiative under way the Green Party administration should be a distant memory, and I am not sure if you noticed, but the article also mentions Lewes, Mid Sussex and Worthing, far beyond the grubby mitts of Brighton and Hove City Council. But don't let a much wider demographic stop you latching on to a good glory hunt .... All 9 of me
  • Score: 17

12:34pm Tue 11 Mar 14

All 9 of me says...

and if Skeletor ever needs a stunt double still photograph, there's a good one a the top of this page
and if Skeletor ever needs a stunt double still photograph, there's a good one a the top of this page All 9 of me
  • Score: 16

1:08pm Tue 11 Mar 14

roystony says...

Kitcat looks high as a kite!! Bet he has been on the waccy baccy with lucas in the fracking camp.
Kitcat looks high as a kite!! Bet he has been on the waccy baccy with lucas in the fracking camp. roystony
  • Score: 14

1:24pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Roundbill says...

roystony wrote:
Kitcat looks high as a kite!! Bet he has been on the waccy baccy with lucas in the fracking camp.
Look at the size of those pupils! I suspect he's been on the mitzubishis, rather than toking no a doobie.
[quote][p][bold]roystony[/bold] wrote: Kitcat looks high as a kite!! Bet he has been on the waccy baccy with lucas in the fracking camp.[/p][/quote]Look at the size of those pupils! I suspect he's been on the mitzubishis, rather than toking no a doobie. Roundbill
  • Score: 9

1:25pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Roundbill says...

*on
*on Roundbill
  • Score: -11

1:45pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Omnishambles_1 says...

Nikski wrote:
Dealing with idiots wrote:
Given his own lack of busines success I am frankly surprised that they let this idiot anywhere near this. Last time i saw kitcat he was telling a local business owner how 'broken hearted' he ws over the loss of 20k following politiclly motivated changes to loading times. 5/5/15
Don't let a success story or positive news get in the way of your miserable little rant eh? Who's the real idiot here 'Dealing with idiots'? Clue: it's not Jason Kitcat!
'Dealing with idiot's' is hardly a business tycoon himself!
[quote][p][bold]Nikski[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dealing with idiots[/bold] wrote: Given his own lack of busines success I am frankly surprised that they let this idiot anywhere near this. Last time i saw kitcat he was telling a local business owner how 'broken hearted' he ws over the loss of 20k following politiclly motivated changes to loading times. 5/5/15[/p][/quote]Don't let a success story or positive news get in the way of your miserable little rant eh? Who's the real idiot here 'Dealing with idiots'? Clue: it's not Jason Kitcat![/p][/quote]'Dealing with idiot's' is hardly a business tycoon himself! Omnishambles_1
  • Score: 4

2:08pm Tue 11 Mar 14

VoodooGangbanger says...

and as someone who has lived in brighton for all his life and started his own digital company this year I won't see a penny of it, I guarantee it :P, Remember you don't get any help for free kids, all these government schemes are just a way to help further fill the pockets of "the right" people.

wonder what one of cameron's friends pockets this load of taxpayers money will be lining.
and as someone who has lived in brighton for all his life and started his own digital company this year I won't see a penny of it, I guarantee it :P, Remember you don't get any help for free kids, all these government schemes are just a way to help further fill the pockets of "the right" people. wonder what one of cameron's friends pockets this load of taxpayers money will be lining. VoodooGangbanger
  • Score: 3

2:10pm Tue 11 Mar 14

spa301 says...

Is Nikski joining the ranks of H.Jarrs and Eugenius as a Green apologist to help remind us what a bunch of idealistic simpletons this bunch are. You've had your time in the limelight and you failed us miserably. Shame on you all. Next year you'll be cast back onto the more obscure fringes of political life where the vast majority of us wish you'd stayed.
Is Nikski joining the ranks of H.Jarrs and Eugenius as a Green apologist to help remind us what a bunch of idealistic simpletons this bunch are. You've had your time in the limelight and you failed us miserably. Shame on you all. Next year you'll be cast back onto the more obscure fringes of political life where the vast majority of us wish you'd stayed. spa301
  • Score: -1

2:22pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Saltdean Resident says...

To be honest i was pretty pleased to read the content of this report, looks very promising. Then i read the comments below and suprise suprise its another green bashing, yawn yawn. To be honest i cant wait for the election to get rid of all this rubbish that has taken over the comments in the Argus.

Anyway good news for Brighton all in all.
To be honest i was pretty pleased to read the content of this report, looks very promising. Then i read the comments below and suprise suprise its another green bashing, yawn yawn. To be honest i cant wait for the election to get rid of all this rubbish that has taken over the comments in the Argus. Anyway good news for Brighton all in all. Saltdean Resident
  • Score: 15

2:33pm Tue 11 Mar 14

tom servo says...

Kitcat's expression is hilarious. And there was me thinking he only had the one expression..... you know the one..... the one where he is sitting underneath a cloud of smug.
Kitcat's expression is hilarious. And there was me thinking he only had the one expression..... you know the one..... the one where he is sitting underneath a cloud of smug. tom servo
  • Score: 6

2:52pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Mr chock says...

tom servo wrote:
Kitcat's expression is hilarious. And there was me thinking he only had the one expression..... you know the one..... the one where he is sitting underneath a cloud of smug.
ohh yes i like this photo a lot it reminds me of the david blaine "floating in a box thing " i am sure his very pleased to have a window on the top floor that overlooks the cycle lanes that are very popular with the locals and cyclists .... please please Argus keep using ths photo for Mr Kitkat it really is a truly wonderful image " can i have an autographed copy please " vote for the greens Kitkat "
[quote][p][bold]tom servo[/bold] wrote: Kitcat's expression is hilarious. And there was me thinking he only had the one expression..... you know the one..... the one where he is sitting underneath a cloud of smug.[/p][/quote]ohh yes i like this photo a lot it reminds me of the david blaine "floating in a box thing " i am sure his very pleased to have a window on the top floor that overlooks the cycle lanes that are very popular with the locals and cyclists .... please please Argus keep using ths photo for Mr Kitkat it really is a truly wonderful image " can i have an autographed copy please " vote for the greens Kitkat " Mr chock
  • Score: -1

3:13pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Alison Smith says...

Thank goodness we have got Simon Kirby Conservative MP for Kemptown who has got a proven business track record. Left to the Greens this could be a disaster.
Thank goodness we have got Simon Kirby Conservative MP for Kemptown who has got a proven business track record. Left to the Greens this could be a disaster. Alison Smith
  • Score: -3

3:40pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Nikski says...

spa301 wrote:
Is Nikski joining the ranks of H.Jarrs and Eugenius as a Green apologist to help remind us what a bunch of idealistic simpletons this bunch are. You've had your time in the limelight and you failed us miserably. Shame on you all. Next year you'll be cast back onto the more obscure fringes of political life where the vast majority of us wish you'd stayed.
Ah yes and you're one of the 'realistic intelligentsia' I suppose? Pity us idealistic simpletons..........
still at least we recognize a good news story when we see one; must be awful living in your gloomy pit!
[quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: Is Nikski joining the ranks of H.Jarrs and Eugenius as a Green apologist to help remind us what a bunch of idealistic simpletons this bunch are. You've had your time in the limelight and you failed us miserably. Shame on you all. Next year you'll be cast back onto the more obscure fringes of political life where the vast majority of us wish you'd stayed.[/p][/quote]Ah yes and you're one of the 'realistic intelligentsia' I suppose? Pity us idealistic simpletons.......... still at least we recognize a good news story when we see one; must be awful living in your gloomy pit! Nikski
  • Score: -7

3:49pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Nikski says...

All 9 of me wrote:
Nikski wrote:
Dealing with idiots wrote:
Given his own lack of busines success I am frankly surprised that they let this idiot anywhere near this. Last time i saw kitcat he was telling a local business owner how 'broken hearted' he ws over the loss of 20k following politiclly motivated changes to loading times. 5/5/15
Don't let a success story or positive news get in the way of your miserable little rant eh? Who's the real idiot here 'Dealing with idiots'? Clue: it's not Jason Kitcat!
And you imposing your will on him/her makes you somehow better does it ? Tell me what success story the greens can be proud of ? By the time we get this initiative under way the Green Party administration should be a distant memory, and I am not sure if you noticed, but the article also mentions Lewes, Mid Sussex and Worthing, far beyond the grubby mitts of Brighton and Hove City Council. But don't let a much wider demographic stop you latching on to a good glory hunt ....
Not quite sure how I'm 'imposing my will' on anyone? However, more to the point is that this can only be good news for B&H and the wider environs so I can't see that there is any mileage in sticking the boot into the Greens. Is it really so hard to acknowledge something positive regardless of political persuasion? Even Boris Johnson has paid tribute to Bob Crow today though they were poles apart....it doesn't always have to descend into bitterness and spite! And here endeth the first lesson.
[quote][p][bold]All 9 of me[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nikski[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dealing with idiots[/bold] wrote: Given his own lack of busines success I am frankly surprised that they let this idiot anywhere near this. Last time i saw kitcat he was telling a local business owner how 'broken hearted' he ws over the loss of 20k following politiclly motivated changes to loading times. 5/5/15[/p][/quote]Don't let a success story or positive news get in the way of your miserable little rant eh? Who's the real idiot here 'Dealing with idiots'? Clue: it's not Jason Kitcat![/p][/quote]And you imposing your will on him/her makes you somehow better does it ? Tell me what success story the greens can be proud of ? By the time we get this initiative under way the Green Party administration should be a distant memory, and I am not sure if you noticed, but the article also mentions Lewes, Mid Sussex and Worthing, far beyond the grubby mitts of Brighton and Hove City Council. But don't let a much wider demographic stop you latching on to a good glory hunt ....[/p][/quote]Not quite sure how I'm 'imposing my will' on anyone? However, more to the point is that this can only be good news for B&H and the wider environs so I can't see that there is any mileage in sticking the boot into the Greens. Is it really so hard to acknowledge something positive regardless of political persuasion? Even Boris Johnson has paid tribute to Bob Crow today though they were poles apart....it doesn't always have to descend into bitterness and spite! And here endeth the first lesson. Nikski
  • Score: -2

4:15pm Tue 11 Mar 14

spa301 says...

Nikski wrote:
spa301 wrote:
Is Nikski joining the ranks of H.Jarrs and Eugenius as a Green apologist to help remind us what a bunch of idealistic simpletons this bunch are. You've had your time in the limelight and you failed us miserably. Shame on you all. Next year you'll be cast back onto the more obscure fringes of political life where the vast majority of us wish you'd stayed.
Ah yes and you're one of the 'realistic intelligentsia' I suppose? Pity us idealistic simpletons..........

still at least we recognize a good news story when we see one; must be awful living in your gloomy pit!
You're carrying on the tradition well with thumbs down for every utterance.
Thanks for the sympathy but I'm confident my gloomy pit will once again be bathed in sunshine come 2015.
[quote][p][bold]Nikski[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: Is Nikski joining the ranks of H.Jarrs and Eugenius as a Green apologist to help remind us what a bunch of idealistic simpletons this bunch are. You've had your time in the limelight and you failed us miserably. Shame on you all. Next year you'll be cast back onto the more obscure fringes of political life where the vast majority of us wish you'd stayed.[/p][/quote]Ah yes and you're one of the 'realistic intelligentsia' I suppose? Pity us idealistic simpletons.......... still at least we recognize a good news story when we see one; must be awful living in your gloomy pit![/p][/quote]You're carrying on the tradition well with thumbs down for every utterance. Thanks for the sympathy but I'm confident my gloomy pit will once again be bathed in sunshine come 2015. spa301
  • Score: -1

4:28pm Tue 11 Mar 14

brightonaire says...

Someone, please help us........ the loonies have taken over the asylum and Kitkat and Lucas are the progenitors.
Someone, please help us........ the loonies have taken over the asylum and Kitkat and Lucas are the progenitors. brightonaire
  • Score: 4

4:37pm Tue 11 Mar 14

michaelr says...

So who will give

"at least £155 million of private investment."

to make up the headline value?

In other words there is no REAL money
So who will give "at least £155 million of private investment." to make up the headline value? In other words there is no REAL money michaelr
  • Score: 2

4:40pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Nikski says...

spa301 wrote:
Nikski wrote:
spa301 wrote:
Is Nikski joining the ranks of H.Jarrs and Eugenius as a Green apologist to help remind us what a bunch of idealistic simpletons this bunch are. You've had your time in the limelight and you failed us miserably. Shame on you all. Next year you'll be cast back onto the more obscure fringes of political life where the vast majority of us wish you'd stayed.
Ah yes and you're one of the 'realistic intelligentsia' I suppose? Pity us idealistic simpletons..........


still at least we recognize a good news story when we see one; must be awful living in your gloomy pit!
You're carrying on the tradition well with thumbs down for every utterance.
Thanks for the sympathy but I'm confident my gloomy pit will once again be bathed in sunshine come 2015.
I hope so spa because anyone who can't find it within themselves to applaud a deal worth £170 million and potentially 1000's of jobs must really need a little sunshine in their life! Perhaps you''ve been suffering from SAD?
[quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nikski[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: Is Nikski joining the ranks of H.Jarrs and Eugenius as a Green apologist to help remind us what a bunch of idealistic simpletons this bunch are. You've had your time in the limelight and you failed us miserably. Shame on you all. Next year you'll be cast back onto the more obscure fringes of political life where the vast majority of us wish you'd stayed.[/p][/quote]Ah yes and you're one of the 'realistic intelligentsia' I suppose? Pity us idealistic simpletons.......... still at least we recognize a good news story when we see one; must be awful living in your gloomy pit![/p][/quote]You're carrying on the tradition well with thumbs down for every utterance. Thanks for the sympathy but I'm confident my gloomy pit will once again be bathed in sunshine come 2015.[/p][/quote]I hope so spa because anyone who can't find it within themselves to applaud a deal worth £170 million and potentially 1000's of jobs must really need a little sunshine in their life! Perhaps you''ve been suffering from SAD? Nikski
  • Score: 0

5:09pm Tue 11 Mar 14

8273661 says...

Glad now that I picked up the domain names www.greaterbrighton.
com and co.uk last year
Glad now that I picked up the domain names www.greaterbrighton. com and co.uk last year 8273661
  • Score: 2

5:34pm Tue 11 Mar 14

HJarrs says...

spa301 wrote:
Is Nikski joining the ranks of H.Jarrs and Eugenius as a Green apologist to help remind us what a bunch of idealistic simpletons this bunch are. You've had your time in the limelight and you failed us miserably. Shame on you all. Next year you'll be cast back onto the more obscure fringes of political life where the vast majority of us wish you'd stayed.
Yep, today's announcement of £170 million investment, which will lead to many hundreds and possibly thousands of high quality, decently paid, long term jobs is yet another er... Miserable failure by the Greens. Let's hope for much more failure if this is the result!

You moaners would love B&H to go down the pan. Sadly for you, the City is doing much better than most of the rest of the country, something we can all be proud of.
[quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: Is Nikski joining the ranks of H.Jarrs and Eugenius as a Green apologist to help remind us what a bunch of idealistic simpletons this bunch are. You've had your time in the limelight and you failed us miserably. Shame on you all. Next year you'll be cast back onto the more obscure fringes of political life where the vast majority of us wish you'd stayed.[/p][/quote]Yep, today's announcement of £170 million investment, which will lead to many hundreds and possibly thousands of high quality, decently paid, long term jobs is yet another er... Miserable failure by the Greens. Let's hope for much more failure if this is the result! You moaners would love B&H to go down the pan. Sadly for you, the City is doing much better than most of the rest of the country, something we can all be proud of. HJarrs
  • Score: 2

6:02pm Tue 11 Mar 14

rolivan says...

HJarrs wrote:
spa301 wrote:
Is Nikski joining the ranks of H.Jarrs and Eugenius as a Green apologist to help remind us what a bunch of idealistic simpletons this bunch are. You've had your time in the limelight and you failed us miserably. Shame on you all. Next year you'll be cast back onto the more obscure fringes of political life where the vast majority of us wish you'd stayed.
Yep, today's announcement of £170 million investment, which will lead to many hundreds and possibly thousands of high quality, decently paid, long term jobs is yet another er... Miserable failure by the Greens. Let's hope for much more failure if this is the result!

You moaners would love B&H to go down the pan. Sadly for you, the City is doing much better than most of the rest of the country, something we can all be proud of.
I "COULD" win the Lottery but I am not counting on it as it isn't guaranteed.On a slightly different note is it just a coincidence That Mr John Regan who is on the Board of the West Pier Trust has a couple of Companies registered under the name of Eugenius?
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: Is Nikski joining the ranks of H.Jarrs and Eugenius as a Green apologist to help remind us what a bunch of idealistic simpletons this bunch are. You've had your time in the limelight and you failed us miserably. Shame on you all. Next year you'll be cast back onto the more obscure fringes of political life where the vast majority of us wish you'd stayed.[/p][/quote]Yep, today's announcement of £170 million investment, which will lead to many hundreds and possibly thousands of high quality, decently paid, long term jobs is yet another er... Miserable failure by the Greens. Let's hope for much more failure if this is the result! You moaners would love B&H to go down the pan. Sadly for you, the City is doing much better than most of the rest of the country, something we can all be proud of.[/p][/quote]I "COULD" win the Lottery but I am not counting on it as it isn't guaranteed.On a slightly different note is it just a coincidence That Mr John Regan who is on the Board of the West Pier Trust has a couple of Companies registered under the name of Eugenius? rolivan
  • Score: 3

6:12pm Tue 11 Mar 14

HJarrs says...

You are really struggling to find a negative angle as usual.

Having seen the successful spin-offs from a similar development in Cambridge, it is very likely that this will deliver thousands of good jobs in the city and importantly across the region. I think the various councils have done well to achieve this investment.
You are really struggling to find a negative angle as usual. Having seen the successful spin-offs from a similar development in Cambridge, it is very likely that this will deliver thousands of good jobs in the city and importantly across the region. I think the various councils have done well to achieve this investment. HJarrs
  • Score: 3

6:35pm Tue 11 Mar 14

rolivan says...

HJarrs wrote:
You are really struggling to find a negative angle as usual.

Having seen the successful spin-offs from a similar development in Cambridge, it is very likely that this will deliver thousands of good jobs in the city and importantly across the region. I think the various councils have done well to achieve this investment.
I take it You were aiming Your last comment at me?
So far all that has been achieved is gaining access to about 10percent of the Total by way of Taxpayers money.I was always told by first Boss that He didn't pay me to think but to get on with the Job.
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: You are really struggling to find a negative angle as usual. Having seen the successful spin-offs from a similar development in Cambridge, it is very likely that this will deliver thousands of good jobs in the city and importantly across the region. I think the various councils have done well to achieve this investment.[/p][/quote]I take it You were aiming Your last comment at me? So far all that has been achieved is gaining access to about 10percent of the Total by way of Taxpayers money.I was always told by first Boss that He didn't pay me to think but to get on with the Job. rolivan
  • Score: 0

8:56pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Hove Actually says...

Love the picture of the "rabbit caught in the headlights"
May I humbly suggest you save it for next May and use it under the headline
squabbling split greens sent packing at first opportunity by astute voters.
Love the picture of the "rabbit caught in the headlights" May I humbly suggest you save it for next May and use it under the headline squabbling split greens sent packing at first opportunity by astute voters. Hove Actually
  • Score: 0

1:00am Wed 12 Mar 14

whatevernext2013 says...

HJarrs wrote:
spa301 wrote:
Is Nikski joining the ranks of H.Jarrs and Eugenius as a Green apologist to help remind us what a bunch of idealistic simpletons this bunch are. You've had your time in the limelight and you failed us miserably. Shame on you all. Next year you'll be cast back onto the more obscure fringes of political life where the vast majority of us wish you'd stayed.
Yep, today's announcement of £170 million investment, which will lead to many hundreds and possibly thousands of high quality, decently paid, long term jobs is yet another er... Miserable failure by the Greens. Let's hope for much more failure if this is the result!

You moaners would love B&H to go down the pan. Sadly for you, the City is doing much better than most of the rest of the country, something we can all be proud of.
it has gone down the pan ,open your eyes and look around the place is falling apart ,there is not a decent road in the place ,bin are left uncollected the streets are filthy ,i have never seen so many beggars on the streets in door way under the cover of tatty sleeping bags and dogs in tow ,if it gets any worse the red cross will be giving out food parcels ,for the sake of brighton open your slime green eyes and have a look
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: Is Nikski joining the ranks of H.Jarrs and Eugenius as a Green apologist to help remind us what a bunch of idealistic simpletons this bunch are. You've had your time in the limelight and you failed us miserably. Shame on you all. Next year you'll be cast back onto the more obscure fringes of political life where the vast majority of us wish you'd stayed.[/p][/quote]Yep, today's announcement of £170 million investment, which will lead to many hundreds and possibly thousands of high quality, decently paid, long term jobs is yet another er... Miserable failure by the Greens. Let's hope for much more failure if this is the result! You moaners would love B&H to go down the pan. Sadly for you, the City is doing much better than most of the rest of the country, something we can all be proud of.[/p][/quote]it has gone down the pan ,open your eyes and look around the place is falling apart ,there is not a decent road in the place ,bin are left uncollected the streets are filthy ,i have never seen so many beggars on the streets in door way under the cover of tatty sleeping bags and dogs in tow ,if it gets any worse the red cross will be giving out food parcels ,for the sake of brighton open your slime green eyes and have a look whatevernext2013
  • Score: -2

3:09am Wed 12 Mar 14

Zeta Function says...

Why only £6.7 m from central government? This puny amount will vanish with no accountability.

The £155m from the private sector? Which is? How reliable will the privately funded flood defence work be?

Dodgy.
Why only £6.7 m from central government? This puny amount will vanish with no accountability. The £155m from the private sector? Which is? How reliable will the privately funded flood defence work be? Dodgy. Zeta Function
  • Score: -1

7:21am Wed 12 Mar 14

HJarrs says...

whatevernext2013 wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
spa301 wrote:
Is Nikski joining the ranks of H.Jarrs and Eugenius as a Green apologist to help remind us what a bunch of idealistic simpletons this bunch are. You've had your time in the limelight and you failed us miserably. Shame on you all. Next year you'll be cast back onto the more obscure fringes of political life where the vast majority of us wish you'd stayed.
Yep, today's announcement of £170 million investment, which will lead to many hundreds and possibly thousands of high quality, decently paid, long term jobs is yet another er... Miserable failure by the Greens. Let's hope for much more failure if this is the result!

You moaners would love B&H to go down the pan. Sadly for you, the City is doing much better than most of the rest of the country, something we can all be proud of.
it has gone down the pan ,open your eyes and look around the place is falling apart ,there is not a decent road in the place ,bin are left uncollected the streets are filthy ,i have never seen so many beggars on the streets in door way under the cover of tatty sleeping bags and dogs in tow ,if it gets any worse the red cross will be giving out food parcels ,for the sake of brighton open your slime green eyes and have a look
You must be particularly pleased that the deal described above will bring decent, well paid jobs to the city.
[quote][p][bold]whatevernext2013[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: Is Nikski joining the ranks of H.Jarrs and Eugenius as a Green apologist to help remind us what a bunch of idealistic simpletons this bunch are. You've had your time in the limelight and you failed us miserably. Shame on you all. Next year you'll be cast back onto the more obscure fringes of political life where the vast majority of us wish you'd stayed.[/p][/quote]Yep, today's announcement of £170 million investment, which will lead to many hundreds and possibly thousands of high quality, decently paid, long term jobs is yet another er... Miserable failure by the Greens. Let's hope for much more failure if this is the result! You moaners would love B&H to go down the pan. Sadly for you, the City is doing much better than most of the rest of the country, something we can all be proud of.[/p][/quote]it has gone down the pan ,open your eyes and look around the place is falling apart ,there is not a decent road in the place ,bin are left uncollected the streets are filthy ,i have never seen so many beggars on the streets in door way under the cover of tatty sleeping bags and dogs in tow ,if it gets any worse the red cross will be giving out food parcels ,for the sake of brighton open your slime green eyes and have a look[/p][/quote]You must be particularly pleased that the deal described above will bring decent, well paid jobs to the city. HJarrs
  • Score: 1

8:20am Wed 12 Mar 14

upsidedowntuctuc says...

Don't mention super fast These clowns will havew it down to 20MPH before you can say ,Bricycle clips'
14 months to go and counting...
Don't mention super fast These clowns will havew it down to 20MPH before you can say ,Bricycle clips' 14 months to go and counting... upsidedowntuctuc
  • Score: 0

8:42am Wed 12 Mar 14

localboy78 says...

Brighton IS NOT a city for crying out loud! The city is called BRIGHTON AND HOVE!
Brighton IS NOT a city for crying out loud! The city is called BRIGHTON AND HOVE! localboy78
  • Score: -3

9:21pm Wed 12 Mar 14

PorkyChopper says...

HJarrs wrote:
You are really struggling to find a negative angle as usual.

Having seen the successful spin-offs from a similar development in Cambridge, it is very likely that this will deliver thousands of good jobs in the city and importantly across the region. I think the various councils have done well to achieve this investment.
So what sort of jobs are you talking about? More coffee shops and people designing websites for coffee shops that cater for the "loungerati" and their Edwardian beards and waxed moustaches, so they can sit and drink overpriced Latte and design a website for a coffee shop?
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: You are really struggling to find a negative angle as usual. Having seen the successful spin-offs from a similar development in Cambridge, it is very likely that this will deliver thousands of good jobs in the city and importantly across the region. I think the various councils have done well to achieve this investment.[/p][/quote]So what sort of jobs are you talking about? More coffee shops and people designing websites for coffee shops that cater for the "loungerati" and their Edwardian beards and waxed moustaches, so they can sit and drink overpriced Latte and design a website for a coffee shop? PorkyChopper
  • Score: 4

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