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David Cameron and George Osborne visit Eastbourne

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Visit comes two days after a fire on Eastbourne Pier

  • Prime minister will today pledge £2 million to help the town's tourism industry

  • Comments


    lovethegreens 1:25pm Fri 1 Aug 14

    What a cynical bunch you are...look at it as it is, a good news story. I'm sure they would have done the same in any seaside town.

    Score: -5
    wippasnapper 10:15am Fri 1 Aug 14

    O’ lovely Eastbourne gets £2 million to help rebuild its Victorian pier but Brighton & Hove got no such offer when our west pier needed it

    Score: 23
    getThisCoalitionOut 10:42am Fri 1 Aug 14

    The Pier owner must be a friend of David's to get so much money given at such a time when things are meant to be tight.

    This money should be used to house the homeless but of course it won't be, they aren't important to our government.

    Score: -13
    MICKY389 10:49am Fri 1 Aug 14

    Complete co-incidence of course the Eastbourne is a marginal seat that the Tories hope to win at the next general election

    Score: 24
    Mrbrightside1 10:56am Fri 1 Aug 14

    getThisCoalitionOut wrote…


    The Pier owner must be a friend of David's to get so much money given at such a time when things are meant to be tight.

    This money should be used to house the homeless but of course it won't be, they aren't important to our government.

    Oh please, do shut up, you are like a broken record

    Score: 14
    monkeymoo 10:57am Fri 1 Aug 14

    Perhaps he could show some appreciation to the firefighters that managed to work so hard and SAVE 2/3rds of the pier.
    By not cutting back on firefighters, removing fire engines, and closing stations, and stealing their pensions!

    Score: 42
    stevo!! . 11:03am Fri 1 Aug 14

    Maybe if he cut the number if immigrants coming in here claiming benefits we'd be in a better position than we are now and have a bit more cash.

    Score: -27
    sussexram40 11:23am Fri 1 Aug 14

    Eastbourne was a Tory seat until the Lib Dems took it with a very slim majority. It's right near the top of the Conservatives target list to win back next year so that's why Cameron has decided to hand £2 million of tax payers to rebuild the pier in Eastbourne! If Eastbourne were a safe Labour seat or a non-marginal have wouldn't have bothered. £2 million of tax payers money (which they keep telling us they havn't got spare with all the cuts) is a small price for the Tores to pay to gain another seat in May.
    In a way it's a mis-use of public money.

    Score: 8
    lincsboy351 11:37am Fri 1 Aug 14

    Nice 'jolly' by the seaside for Dave and George. Nothing better to do? When will one of 'The Royal' be arriving?

    Score: 6
    Tammy Flugh 11:48am Fri 1 Aug 14

    First the pier, now Cameron and Osborne. Hasn't Eastbourne suffered enough.

    Score: 10
    NickBrt 12:33pm Fri 1 Aug 14

    I heard Lucas was rushing over there as she thought they were fracking at the pier then she found out it was a fire.

    Score: 3
    Man of steel 1:43pm Fri 1 Aug 14

    Apparently, according to a news article just on TV, this money is part of a much larger sum being shared by various tourist towns.
    Brighton is going to spend their share on a tourist hostel.

    Score: -3
    maxiboy_ 2:32pm Fri 1 Aug 14

    sussexram40 wrote…


    Eastbourne was a Tory seat until the Lib Dems took it with a very slim majority. It's right near the top of the Conservatives target list to win back next year so that's why Cameron has decided to hand £2 million of tax payers to rebuild the pier in Eastbourne! If Eastbourne were a safe Labour seat or a non-marginal have wouldn't have bothered. £2 million of tax payers money (which they keep telling us they havn't got spare with all the cuts) is a small price for the Tores to pay to gain another seat in May.
    In a way it's a mis-use of public money.

    Not if UKIP have anything to do with it. Eastbourne residents know what they have to do to help get OUR country back.

    Score: 2

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