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Cafe and une Gauloise…in Blackpool

May 15, 2009

A quick poll in the office suggests opinion is divided, but I am firmly in the camp proclaiming this as utter genius…Blackpool’s YouTube clip is funny, surprising and the last thing most people would expect from a smallish northern town with an economic hill to climb.

In a week when even the political animals at the LGiU have been a bit depressed about parliament and the state of our democracy, this is a shining tower on a hill for local imagination that is not afraid to laugh at itself.  Surely the worst thing about the expenses row is the feeling that the people running this country in Westminster are completely lacking in perspective and humility.  Maybe moving politics to Blackpool once a year for conferences is not enough…let’s move them there for good.

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