Monthly Archives: November 2009

REVEALED: £2m cuts for the city's most vulnerable

While our idiot councillors and idiot senior council officers write out a blank cheque to an international Swiss gangster operation for something between £17m and £40m – depending on who you want to believe – to host four football matches … Continue reading

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From the comments …

by Steven Norman November 28, 2009 at 5:26 pm I believe that Bristol City Council should issue court proceedings for recovery of this outstanding money. At this moment in time it is public money that has been paid to one … Continue reading

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"They will not get a brass farthing"

The Steve Norman “come on and take me to court then” story appears in today’s Evening Cancer. A couple of passages are worth further analysis: Police, social services and the watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CSCI) investigated earlier this year … Continue reading

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McNamara: "I know nothing"

I’ve come across some self-serving, backsliding, cowardly tosh from senior officers at Bristol City Council in my time but Stephen McNamara’s response to Steve Norman’s recent invitation to take him to court takes the biscuit: “I do not know anything … Continue reading

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Dinosaur watch

That wacky bunch of no-hoper Stalinists, conspiracy nuts and embittered ex-Northcliffe hacks who make up the membership of the local branch of the NUJ (National Union of Journalists) have come up with a recruitment plan. “BRISTOL NUJ can be at … Continue reading

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McNamara: "Come on if yer 'ard enough"

It’s getting just like the old days. Who can forget that fine June of 2005 when our city’s esteemed wig-wearer -in-Chief, Stephen McNamara decided to take action after the Campaign to Save Daycare in Bristol paraded 10ft-high placards through the … Continue reading

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McNamara's Mimosa madness

The bewigged anti-human fool that passes for a legal expert down at the Counts Louse, Stephen McNamara, excels himself again. Now the man that took council behaviour to a new low in 2005 when he personally patrolled the entrance to … Continue reading

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World Cup: the state of our democracy watch

How cities bidding to host the 2018 World Cup have used the local democratic process: Newcastle Report to Cabinet on 15 July along with publication of 139-page Outline Bid SubmissionUpdate Report to Cabinet on 11 November Final Decision to be … Continue reading

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FIFA World Cup™ balls

From the Fifa.com website earlier this week: “Fifa President Joseph S. Blatter is using the FIFA World Cup™ qualifying matches to urge footballers around the world to show ‘More fair play, please!’ Blatter said: ‘Fair play should come before anything … Continue reading

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Wobblies news

Some heavyweight anti-authoritarian politics comes to Bristol and the south west as a trade union dedicated to the overthrow and destruction of the boss class opens up shop. The Bristol and South west branch of the Wobblies – or the … Continue reading

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