Category Archives: Economy

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

Posted in Bristol, Budget, Economy, Health, Home Care, Local government, Politics, Privatisation, Social Care, World Cup 2018 | Tagged , | There are 27 comments

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

Posted in Bristol, Budget, Developments, Economy, Local government, Policing, Politics, Privatisation, World Cup 2018 | Tagged , | There are 8 comments

World Cup: and another one!

Once again – you the public get access to the World Cup documents chief council officers are hiding away from us and our elected representatives. Tonight it’s a draft of the host city agreement Bristol City Council will sign – … 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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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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'No foodstore = two weeks earnings'?

Great news! Another super rich member of that socially useful economic powerhouse delivering monumental benefits to us all – the financial services industry – has just made more money in a few months than you can possibly imagine. Step forward … Continue reading

Posted in Ashton Vale, Bedminster, Bristol, Bristol South, Developments, Economy, Local government, Planning, Politics, World Cup 2018 | Tagged , , , , , | There are 4 comments

Ring-a-ring-a-roadsies

Today’s Cancer provided an uncritical platform for editor Mike Norton’s wealthy mates to make their latest announcement about what we are being asked to call the ‘South Bristol Link’. For starters, this is quite possibly the world’s most pathetically inept … Continue reading

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The Banksy Balls effect

Despite my, quite frankly, show stopping appearance in – arguably the best book ever – that critically acclaimed seminal work Home Sweet Home by Steve Wright, published by Tangent Books and available here and in all good book shops, I … Continue reading

Posted in Banksy, Bristol, Culture, Cycling City, Economy, Lib Dems, Local government, Politics, World Cup 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , , | There are 6 comments