Category Archives: Budget

Council priorities: free foreign travel for the rich, nothing for the poor

As Stockwwod Pete reports that Barbara Janke has been flown out – at our expense – to hang around in Copenhagen for no reason being ignored by high-level diplomats, news comes in from the frontline (where services won’t be cut … Continue reading

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LEAKED DOCUMENT: city council leadership – we've done over the vulnerable, now for the wage slaves

You have to laugh … Or you’d probably cry. The city council’s ridiculous “strategic leadership team“, having spent the last 18 months feather-bedding themselves with pay rises of 20% plus; spending £120k on their own offices and “break-out spaces” and … Continue reading

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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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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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World Cup: today's smoking doc

While our poor little diddums council officer-wofficers struggly-wuggly to get their worksy-woo done in good time to allow proper democratic oversight of their work, there’s no such problems in Derby. Their gormless councillors agreed on Wednesday night to try and … Continue reading

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Guaranteed bullshit

Number 2 in a series in which the Bristol Blogger publishes information regarding the city’s World Cup bid for the Bristolian public at large that is vastly superior and far more accurate than the information highly paid ‘expert’ Bristol City … Continue reading

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World Cup bid manager can't add up!

Serial money wasting buffoon, Stephen Wray, the unemployable idiot the Lib Dems put in charge of our World Cup bid can’t add up. His bizarre press release sent out at the dead of night on Friday clearly says: Costs to … Continue reading

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Democracy suspended by council officers so they can write blank cheque for World Cup

Yes you read that correctly. It’s totally unprecedented but normal democratic procedures at the council have been suspended on the personal orders of unelected Chief Exec Jan Ormondroyd and unelected Wig-Wearer-in-Chief Stephen McNamara in order to force through the city’s … Continue reading

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What a difference a day makes! World Cup costs hit £28m

If we are sucsessful and Bristol is a world cup venue there would be some extra costs as there is for any other event like the Harbour festival etc but the costs are comparatively small especially as it would advertise … Continue reading

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Customer service pants

News is drifting in about how Bristol City Council has gone about CONsulting on their planned closure of most of their customer service points or area housing offices as we used to call them before the loonies took over. Apparently … Continue reading

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