Blogging has been light this week as I have been on a short break to Ibiza to get some sun as my honeymoon earlier this year, predominantly in Derbyshire, was distinctly lacking in fine weather! The major political issue of last week in the Balaerics for me was the dreadful Sterling to Euro exchange rate, another contributory to the Eurozone crisis. Tourism is a big export for southern Eurozone countries and I suspect Spain as well as Greece wishes it could devalue its currency at the moment. I certainly can’t afford to holiday in Europe again any time soon.
Whilst I’ve been away, there has been a new entrant to the Ipswich politics blogosphere. I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome Liberal Democrat Ipswich Borough Councillor Ken Bates who has begun blogging here.