Founder, Proprietor, Publisher and Editor of The Lanchester Review. Founder, Proprietor (for now), Publisher (for now) and Editor-in-Chief of Lanchester Books. This is strictly my personal website.
Friday, 23 November 2007
Taking Over The Asylum
I write this watching an asylum-seeker, of vast wealth acquired in highly dubious circumstances, using the BBC (not for the first time) as a platform from which to demand the overthrow of an elected government.
Founder, Proprietor, Publisher and Editor of The Lanchester Review since 2013. Founder, Proprietor (for now), Publisher (for now) and Editor-in-Chief of Lanchester Books since 2014. Charity volunteer and administrator since 1994. Freelance journalist since 1996. Supply teacher and market research worker from 2002 until prevented by disability. Member of the Centre of Theology and Philosophy at the University of Nottingham since 2006. Preventing the University of Durham’s undergraduates’ degrees from getting the way of their education since 2000.
Elected Parish Councillor from the age of 21 until I stood down voluntarily in 2013. During that time, Lanchester was among the first in the country to secure power of wellbeing, power of general competence, and Quality Parish Council Status.
At 21, I began eight years as a governor of a primary school which, at the time of my appointment, still had the same Headteacher as when I had been a pupil there. Three weeks short of 22, I found myself in the same position when I began eight years as a governor of a comprehensive school.
Since May 2013, a member of the Community Panel advising Durham’s Police and Crime Commissioner.