Category Archives: World Cup 2018

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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Democracy suspended by council officers so they can write blank cheque for World Cup

Yes you read that correctly. It’s totally unprecedented but normal democratic procedures at the council have been suspended on the personal orders of unelected Chief Exec Jan Ormondroyd and unelected Wig-Wearer-in-Chief Stephen McNamara in order to force through the city’s … 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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£10m World Cup cost shocker!

Let’s briefly cast our minds back to those heady bright days of summer. Especially those July days when local journalists sipped Champagne, at our expense, in the suitably genteel surroundings of the Bristol Marriott while Jan and Simon and Stephen … Continue reading

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Overheard: slap for a clap

Intellectually-challenged primary school teacher and only person dumb enough to lead that pointless rump of out-of-touch middle class idiots who now make up the remains of Bristol Labour Party, Helen Holland, did what she does best on Wednesday night … … Continue reading

Posted in Ashton Vale, Bedminster, Bristol, Bristol South, Developments, Environment, Labour Party, Local government, Planning, Politics, Southville, Whitchurch Park Ward, World Cup 2018 | Tagged , , , | There are 11 comments

"Six in bits"? Greenbelt grab nodded through with barely a wimper

Bristol City Football Club are to get a new stadium on the city’s greenbelt at Ashton Vale after councillors voted 7-2 in favour of the controversial development last night. At a very long meeting featuring a very short debate – … Continue reading

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"Say yes", "say no", say what you like …

Bristol City FC are ratcheting up their pretty blatant efforts to lobby members of Development Control (South and East) Committee in advance of the crucial stadium planning meeting on Wednesday. They’ve even gone and put together a little ad campaign … Continue reading

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Local media talks otter load-a-bollocks to help wealthy mates

This was a comment posted on Saturday’s ‘Mixed reaction to council backing for new Bristol City stadium bid’ story in the Cancer. It maybe deserves a wider audience as a nice illustration of the kind of tripe they’re printing in … Continue reading

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"Magic money"

Some more from this stadium planning report (pdf): Let’s have a look at page 64 then, which is proving to be a bit of a bone of contention: The Southlands housing and hotel and food and drink uses are proposed … Continue reading

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Stadium planning report: 'minded to approve' joy

I think there is enough in this report to keep a small army of bloggers happy Tony D Indeed. So let’s get the ball rolling with this from page 59 then: In summary, the council’s advisors disagree significantly with the … Continue reading

Posted in Ashton Vale, Bristol, Bristol South, Developments, Environment, Local government, Merchant Venturers, Planning, Politics, Southville, World Cup 2018 | Tagged , , , , | There are 29 comments