Category Archives: Conservatives

ELECTION 2009: ball gazing Blogger time

“As we know, there are known knowns; there are the things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also … Continue reading

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MP "Two Beds" in Habitat bath tidy Scamalot shocker!!!

Another bad day for Bristol politics. We can’t even do the MPs expenses scandal – ‘Scamalot’ – with any class or style. While the rest of the country is getting suitably worked up over whipping, flipping, double dipping and egregious … Continue reading

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Bank holiday Tesco slag off space filler

As news filters through that City Chairman Steve Lansdown may be about to generously give us a large Tescos retail shed in exchange for our greenbelt land at Ashton Vale to build his new football stadium on, it might be … Continue reading

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That Biggles/Fox email exchange in full …

Just arrived back from a notorious South Bristol boozer where an exchange of a number of used £20 notes for emails has successfully taken place. The Bristol Blogger is therefore pleased to present that Ashley Fox/”Biggles” Popham email exchange in … Continue reading

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Bristolian of the week?

It looks like a member of the Conservative Party is in the frame for the Bristol Blogger’s much coveted ‘Bristolian of the week’ award after a fine piece of plain speaking to the complete loonies currently running things down at … Continue reading

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Oh shit! More Lib Dem Clifton thickies on the way

As if they didn’t have enough wealthy twits from Clifton in their councillor ranks, come the elections in June it looks like the Lib Dems will be foisting some more of these ridiculous home counties Tories-in-disguise upon us. Joining Lib … Continue reading

Posted in Bristol, Bristol North west, Conservatives, Elections, Kingsweston, Lib Dems, Local Elections 2009, Local government, Politics, The Downs | Tagged , , , , , | There are 67 comments

Sprawl news

News drifts in about the land assembly process for the new Bristol City FC stadium at Ashton Vale. Predictably it features a lot of familiar faces on that small but influential local developer scene. At the beginning of December 2007, … Continue reading

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Joined-up government

Anyone see this in today’s Cancer? Plans to start modernising Bristol’s primary school provision are under threat. Projects in the first phase of the council’s citywide Primary Review are facing pressures because of rising costs and falling income. Kate Campion, … Continue reading

Posted in Bristol and Bath Railway Path, Bristol East, Bristol Evening Post, Conservatives, Developments, Easton, Education, Labour Party, Lib Dems, Local government, Planning, Politics | Tagged , , , | There are 9 comments

A capital idea

Chris Hutt at the Green Bristol Blog has been casting a critical eye over proposed Cycling City expenditure this week. Meanwhile Tory Councillor Geoff Gollop is asking difficult questions (pdf) about the city’s latest money-pit, the Museum of Bristol, which … Continue reading

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Legal news

Fine sport at yesterday evening’s highly entertaining 14 minute marathon cabinet meeting as our morally challenged snob of a new leader, Babs Janke, treated us to a remarkable lesson in relativism as she defended her racist councillor, Shirley Marshall (Blogger … Continue reading

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