Category Archives: Politics

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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#gritforbristol

GRIT! It’s the topic of the moment. Chris Hutt’s been at it as has KRS. So The Bristol Blogger thought he’d join the party and do some gritty blogging too. Mainly as today’s Cancer featured a letter on the subject … Continue reading

Posted in Bristol, Bristol East, Bristol Evening Post, Global warming, Local government, Politics, Twitter | Tagged , , , , | There are 24 comments

Election 2010: Tory wonderweb joy!

Just been reading Eugene Byrne‘s political predictions for 2010 in Venue. A stonking good read mainly because the The Bristol Blogger is in it. Although another highlight is Helen Holland cracking a decentish joke while KRS will be on the … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Bristol, Bristol East, Conservatives, Elections, Labour Party, MPs, North Somerset, Politics, Twitter | Tagged , , , , , | There are 39 comments

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

A Christmas Gift For You

More news buried in the depths of Christmas . .. It looks like Bristol City FC have submitted their revised planning application for their new stadium to meet the requirements of the planning committee meeting back in November: The covering … Continue reading

Posted in Ashton Vale, Bristol, Bristol South, Developments, Environment, Local government, Planning, Politics, Southville, Transport, World Cup 2018 | Tagged , , , , , | There are 6 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

Posted in Bristol, IT, Lib Dems, Local government, Policing, Politics, Privacy | Tagged , , , | There are 15 comments

Merry fucking Christmas

To all our readers. Pete Seeger:

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Turning the tables on the surveillance society: can we find out what they've been looking at on the internet?

Chris Hutt draws our attention to an “interesting” Freedom of Information request. So can it be done? Can we find out what the great, the good, the powerful – the people that run our lives – are doing on the … 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

Posted in Activism, Ashton Vale, Bedminster, Bristol, Bristol South, Developments, Environment, Labour Party, Lib Dems, Local government, Planning, Politics, Southville, World Cup 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , , | There are 10 comments

S.106 news

As we finally bid farewell to the Blogger’s favourite piece of public art shite, Victoria Park’s ‘Black Cloud‘, a small snippet of funding information comes our way. The council’s November s. 106 spending update, outlining how cash from developers has … Continue reading

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