Category Archives: World Cup 2018

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

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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

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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More favours to local business from our planning department

Looks like “Dodgy” David Bishop‘s “objective” and “independent” planning department have been using that famous disinterested “quasi-judicial function” of theirs to benefit local business interests on the sly again. One of the more enduring mysteries of the sudden withdrawal of … Continue reading

Posted in Ashton Vale, Bedminster, Bristol, Bristol South, Developments, Environment, Local government, Planning, Politics, Southville, World Cup 2018 | Tagged , , , , | There are 20 comments

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: 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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FIFA World Cup™ balls

From the Fifa.com website earlier this week: “Fifa President Joseph S. Blatter is using the FIFA World Cup™ qualifying matches to urge footballers around the world to show ‘More fair play, please!’ Blatter said: ‘Fair play should come before anything … 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

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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