Category Archives: Lib Dems

Gentlemen couldn't afford polaroids

Rare photos of the cult Bristol 1980s synth pop act Electovox have emerged on the internet. These pictures of bassist Smith Ure and drummer Vowlsie Le Bon are said to date from the 1987 – 1988 period when the band … Continue reading

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Official Lib Dem policy: arena on the greenbelt

New year gifts don’t get much more entertaining than this … A copy of the local Lib Dems’ demented effort at producing a fake newspaper – The Bristol Reporter – landed on the doormat yesterday. Containing no less than nine … Continue reading

Posted in Arena, Ashton Vale, Bristol, Bristol South, Cabot, Developments, Elections, Labour Party, Lib Dems, Local government, Oxbridge, Planning, Politics, Whitchurch Park Ward, World Cup 2018 | Tagged , , , , | There are 40 comments

Tidings of comfort and joy

A city council press release slips out under the cover of the Christmas break. Already flagged by Lib Dem Cabinet Member, Mark Wright, on this blog, we’re being told “Council takes action to safeguard privacy”. Potentially good news then as … Continue reading

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Ashton Vale, Ashton Gate, new stadium, World Cup, Sainsburys: the battlelines for 2010

With the city’s World Cup bid accepted earlier this week, now might be a useful time to look at what will be happening at the grassroots as we enter 2010. First thing, the phoney war over Sainsburys at the Gate … Continue reading

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Jonnie, Jonnie, Jonnie come out, come out from wherever you are …

They say a week’s a long time in politics but it’s a very short time indeed for the Lib Dems’ Planning and Transport supremo, Jon Rogers, to make a complete nob of himself and demonstrate he’s a disempowered old fool … Continue reading

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The Copenhagen mystery

That pitifully thick Clifton Tory-in-disguise that calls herself the leader of this city, Barbara Janke, gave a pitifully thick explanation for flying to Copenhagen to save the planet by doing her Christmas shopping – along with two colleagues, between them … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Bristol, Bristol West, Environment, Global warming, Green Capital, Lib Dems, Local government, Politics, Transport, Twitter | Tagged , , , | There are 7 comments

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

Posted in Bristol, Budget, Economy, Environment, Green Capital, Lib Dems, Local government, Politics | Tagged , , | There are 40 comments

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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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 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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